Tag: Game Preview

  • Game On: New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks

    The Pelicans have lost two straight games, but a game against the Milwaukee Bucks right before the All Star break might be just what the doctor ordered. The Bucks are the worst. I could be more specific and say what they are the worst at, but I’m pretty sure that phrase nails it. They are […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Kings

    I have wrote about it, tweeted about it, and talked about it numerous times on the podcast – tonight’s game is huge when it comes to lottery implications. But as much as some of us think about the May 21st Lottery, that is the furthest thing from the minds of Hornets players. They are trying […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Jazz

    This is practically a must-win for the Jazz if they want to win the eight seed out West. Meanwhile, the Hornets are looking to get their first road win since the All-Star break tonight. A couple things to watch for tonight include the newer, more aggressive Eric Gordon, Monty’s trapping defense, Darius Miller and Brian […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Pistons

    The Hornets conclude their Mardi Gras road trip, hoping to end it with a winning record after starting off with a victory against Atlanta, followed by a loss last night at Toronto. Since it is a back-to-back, the Hornets will likely be without the services of Eric Gordon (unless Monty counts last night as a […]

  • Game On: Kings @ Hornets

    The Hornets take on the Kings for the annual noon tip off on Martin Luther King, Jr. day game. The game is unfortunately not televised but maybe it’s a good thing since both teams are in the bottom three of the Western conference combining for 29 wins. The Hornets are coming off a loss to […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Clippers

    The last time these two teams got together, a three-point contest broke out in the middle of an NBA game, and thanks to Ryan Anderson and Greivis Vasquez, the Hornets pulled out a thrilling victory. Can it happen again? Well, let’s take a look at how the Hornets can win this game. Keys to the […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Heat

    The Hornets take their talents to South Beach and hope to pull off the upset. Plus, join us for a live in-game chat and trivia contest.

  • Game On: Hornets @ Grizzlies (Live Chat!)

    Matchup: Hornets(46-33) @ Grizzlies(45-34) Off Efficiency: Hornets 104.3(15th), Grizzlies 104.3(15th) Def Efficiency: Hornets 101.9(7th), Grizzlies 102.3(8th) We did this not long ago, and were embarrassed by the way the Grizzlies big men controlled the paint and their perimeter defense made our offense look like Jar-Jar Binks at war – flailing about uselessly and only making […]

  • Game On: Rockets @ Hornets

    Houston Rockets (41-37) @ New Orleans Hornets (44-33) Pace: Rockets 97.0 (7th), Hornets 90.8 (29th) Offensive Efficiency: Rockets 108.2 (5th), Hornets 104.1 (18th) Defensive Efficiency: Rockets 106.7 (21st), Hornets 101.9 (7th) I am become death, destroyer of seasons. Cue throat stomp. The Hornets can pretty much end any hope the Rockets have of making the […]

  • Game On: Pacers @ Hornets (Live Game Chat!)

    Matchup: Pacers(35-42) @ Hornets(43-33) Off Efficiency: Pacers 101.7(23rd), Hornets 103.8(19th) Def Efficiency: Pacers 103.3(12th), Hornets 101.8(7th) It’s tempting to say that the Pacers are just Hornets Lite when you look at their efficiencies.  Yes, the Pacers are a little worse at defense, and a little worse at offense, but there are some fairly significant differences […]

  • Game On: Grizzlies @ Hornets

    Matchup: Grizzlies(42-33) @ New Orleans Hornets(43-32) Off Efficiency: Grizzlies 104.5 (15th), Hornets 103.9(19th) Def Efficiency: Grizzlies 102.9(11th), Hornets 101.7(7th) Pace: Grizzlies 94.5 (15th), Hornets 90.9 (29th) The Hornets have two games left against the Grizzlies in the closing eight games, and they are both must-win contests. Tonight is the easier of the two, since it’s […]

  • Game On: Trailblazers at Hornets – Drive Slow

    Matchup: Blazers (43-31) @ Hornets (42-32) Off Efficiency: Blazers: 108.6 (10th); 106.1 (20th) Def Efficiency: Blazers: 106.6 (14th); 104.4 (6th) The Hornets and the Trailblazers have a lot in common right now beyond their close proximity in the standings. They’ve both been plagued by injuries, sometimes struggle to score, and traded for athletic power forwards […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Jazz (Live Game Chat)

    Matchup: Hornets (40-31) @ Jazz (36-36) Off Efficiency: Hornets 103.5 (19th), Jazz 105.3 (11th) Def Efficiency: Hornets 101.1 (6th), Jazz 107.2 (24th) Pace: Hornets 91.1 (29th), Jazz 94.1 (16th) Standings: Hornets 7th, Jazz 10th (4 games back of final playoff spot) Without Deron Williams and Jerry Sloan, a matchup that was once painful to see […]

  • Game On: Celtics @ Hornets

    Matchup: Celtics (48-19) @ Hornets(40-30) Off Efficiency: Celtics 104.5 (14th), Hornets 103.5 (19th) Def Efficiency: Celtics 97.4 (2nd), Hornets 101.0 (6th) Pace: Celtics 92.9 (23rd), Hornets 91.2 (28th) Injuries- Shaq is out. The Hornets are healthy Consider tonight the first game of the playoffs. From here on out, every contest is that much more meaningful. […]

  • Game On: Suns @ Hornets

    I’m baaaaaack. Apologies for being MIA over the past two weeks, but sometimes Mardi Gras happens, and then on occasion the real world comes calling. Before I get to the game, I want to follow up on what donations will do for our coverage from New Orleans specifically. So far we have had interviews with […]

  • Game On: Mavericks at Hornets

    Matchup: Mavericks(46-17) @ Hornets(37-29) Off Efficiency: Mavericks 107.9(6th), Hornets 103.3(20th) Def Efficiency: Mavericks 102.9(11th), Hornets 100.6(6th) Dallas has Nowitzki, but his numbers aren’t mind-blowing this year. They are deep, but none of their other players except Jason Terry are likely to receive any recognition. (Sixth Man) The Mavs don’t have a top five offense, or […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Cavaliers

    Matchup: Hornets(36-28) @ Cavaliers(12-49) Off Efficiency: Hornets 103.5(18th), Cavaliers 99.5(28th) Def Efficiency: Hornets 100.8(6th), Cavaliers 110.2(30th) Since the epic 26-game losing streak the Cavaliers have gotten some of their injured players back and managed to return closer to what we saw from them the first 17 games of the season: Near .500 ball.  Honestly, I’ve […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Knicks

    Matchup: Hornets (35-27) @ Knicks (30-28) Off Efficiency: Hornets 103.4(19th), Knicks 107.1 (9th) Def Efficiency: Hornets 100.6(6th), Knicks 106.1 (18th) Pace: Hornets 91.0 (29th) , Knicks 98.8 (2nd) As Chicken Little once said, “The sky is falling.” Not literally of course, but a quick look around the Hornets stratosphere reveals that fans are not exactly […]

  • Game On: Hornets @ Raptors (Live Chat)

    Matchup: Hornets(35-26) @ Raptors(16-44) Off Efficiency: Hornets 103.5(18th), Raptors 102.9(21st) Def Efficiency: Hornets 100.5(6th), Raptors 109.6(29th) The Raptors, due to last season and the nature of their players, have the reputation of being an explosive offensive team. They aren’t, though I would still call them an offense-focused team. In fact, there isn’t a player on […]

  • Game On: Bulls @ Hornets

    West has picked up the load and been pulling down 13 rebounds over the last five.