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New Orleans Hornets
10:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Hornets Lose Final Home Game To Mavericks, 107-89

Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams with a fan during a postgame celebration of the season
Jason Saul WWNO

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 Sunday afternoon in their final home game before becoming the Pelicans. The Mavericks rolled over the Hornets’ defense, shooting 52.3% from the field, and 42.9% from three-point range.

The Hornets lost the lead early in the first quarter as Dallas relentlessly attacked the paint. The Mavs outscored the Bees 18-8 under the rim in the first quarter, and extended their lead to 33-19 before the end of the period.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:52 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Hornets Battle To End But Fall To Clippers, 96-93

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 96-93. The Hornets led by 10 points with 8:31 left in the game, but lost control of the game.

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New Orleans Hornets
7:35 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Injured Anthony Davis Will Miss Remainder Of Season

New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered during the April 10 game against the Sacramento Kings, the team reported yesterday.

Davis suffered a sprained Medial Collateral Ligament and bone bruise in his left knee after colliding with Sacramento guard Marcus Thornton with 5:45 to play in the game. He underwent an MRI yesterday, which revealed no additional structural damage.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:55 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Hornets Send Suns To Record 7th Straight Home Loss

Anthony Davis scored 20 points, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson added 17 apiece and the New Orleans Hornets handed the Phoenix Suns their franchise-record seventh consecutive home loss, 95-92 on Sunday night.

Luis Scola scored 17 for the Suns, losers of a season-worst nine straight overall and 15 of their last 17. Markieff Morris and Jared Dudley scored 15 apiece for Phoenix.

College Basketball
12:09 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Luke Hancock, No. 11 of the Louisville Cardinals, drives for a shot attempt in the second half of the Final Four semifinal game against Wichita State Saturday.
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Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 11:28 am

And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who play in different conferences, since 1978.

Michigan vs. Syracuse

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New Orleans Hornets
12:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Vasquez, Anderson Lead Hornets Past Cavaliers

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points and Ryan Anderson added 23 to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 112-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

Anthony Davis had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Brian Roberts scored 15 and Eric Gordon 14 for the Hornets, who snapped a two-game losing streak, including a blowout loss to Miami on Friday. Davis' double-double was his 17th, tops among NBA rookies.

New Orleans Hornets
10:23 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Hornets Steamrolled By The Miami Heat 108-89

The New Orleans Hornets were routed by the Miami Heat Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 108-89.

The Hornets never had a chance. LeBron James devastated their defense early in the first quarter, putting up 15 points in the first period alone. James, the league’s leader in efficiency stats (32.2 EFF), scored 36 points on 65% shooting, and sat the entire fourth quarter.

James fired home a season high seven three pointers, six during a thirteen minute span during which he sank every field goal he attempted and all but one of his free throws.

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New Orleans Hornets
2:19 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Hornets Sign Harris for Remainder of Season

The New Orleans Hornets have signed guard Terrel Harris for the remainder of the season, the team reported today in a press release.

The Hornets have struggled with injuries at the guard position as the season has wound down, losing backup guard Austin Rivers to a broken hand a few weeks ago. Guard Eric Gordon has yet to be cleared to play in back-to-back games by team physicians since returning to the lineup from a lingering knee injury.

New Orleans Hornets
12:22 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Hornets Lose to Clippers, 105-91

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night at the New Orleans Arena, 105-91.

The Clippers found success in their backcourt, their shooting guards blasting the Hornets from the perimeter. They shot 45% from downtown, landing 13 three-pointers. Los Angeles was also successful at drawing fouls off the dribble, and shot 24-for-28 from the charity stripe; the Hornets committed 25 personal fouls over the course of the evening.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:15 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Hornets Snap Nuggets’ Win Streak With 110-86 Victory

The New Orleans Hornets stopped the Denver Nuggets short Monday night, 110-86, snapping the visitors’ 15-game winning streak with a suffocating defense and a torrent of three-point shots.

New Orleans, who entered tonight’s game eleventh in the NBA in three-point scoring, connected on 14 shots from downtown on 56% shooting from three-point land, and were 48.2% from the field overall. Ryan Anderson scored 15 of his 23 points off of threes, and both Darius Miller and Roger Mason landed four-of-five at distance.

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