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New Orleans Hornets
10:41 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Notes: Tonight's Hornets/Grizzlies Matchup

The Memphis Grizzlies (13-3) meet the Hornets (5-12) tonight at the New Orleans Arena at 7 p.m. The Grizzlies are currently first place in the Western Conference, despite having one of the most difficult schedules in the league so far. The Heat, Thunder, and Knicks have all fallen to Memphis.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Kobe Bryant Breaks 30,000-Point Milestone As Lakers Win Over Hornets, 103-87

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers after the game. Bryant broke the 30,000-point career milestone in Los Angeles' win over the New Orleans Hornets, 103-87.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

Kobe Bryant scored 29 points Wednesday night in a 103-87 drubbing of the New Orleans Hornets by the Los Angeles Lakers, in the process becoming the fifth player in NBA history — and the youngest since Wilt Chamberlain — to score 30,000 career points.

The Hornets defense fended off Bryant’s attacks for nearly seven minutes in a strong first half showing, holding him scoreless until 5:14 left in the first quarter. Sixteen minutes later, with 1:16 remaining in the first half, Bryant slid to the rim, lofted two points, and notched his 30K milestone.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:20 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

NBA Commissioner Stern On The Hornets, Pelicans

NBA Commissioner David Stern attended Wednesday night’s matchup between the Hornets and the Lakers, touring the new Hornets facility under construction at the Saints complex on Airline Highway earlier in the day and meeting with Hornets staff and owner Tom Benson.

Stern answered questions during a pregame press conference on his take on the Hornets organization, and on the possible team name change that has transfixed fans on social media throughout the day.

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New Orleans Hornets
7:16 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Notes: Tonight’s Hornets/Lakers Matchup

Kobe Bryant looks to capture 30,000 career points tonight. He would become the youngest player (34 years old) to reach this milestone. Wilt Chamberlain was 35 when he scored 30K.

Bryant will be without both Steve Nash (left leg) and Pau Gasol (tendinitis in both knees). However, the Lakers cast stills boasts Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:52 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Hornets Beat Bucks At Home, 102-81

The New Orleans Hornets smothered the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the New Orleans Arena, 102-81, on the back of strong shooting and a momentum that kept building over the course of the game.

The Hornets shot 52%, their second-highest of the season, while the Bucks shot 38.2% and scored only 81 points, a season low.

New Orleans started strong, shooting at almost 60% in the first quarter, and went into the half with a 53-50 lead. The Hornets also finally found their success under the rim, outscoring the Bucks 48-34 in the paint.

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New Orleans Hornets
12:34 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Notes For Tonight’s Hornets-Bucks Matchup

Some things to look for tonight in the matchup between the New Orleans Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks. The game tips off tonight at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Arena.

Guards Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings are the main scorers for Milwaukee. The Bucks average 20% of their points off of turnovers, score 44% of their points in the paint, and are only blocked 3.9 times per game, one of the best in the league.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:58 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Thunder Blows Out Hornets, 100-79

The slumping New Orleans Hornets were blown out at home tonight by the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-79.

This was the second meeting between the Hornets and the Thunder in the last few weeks. Unlike their last contest, when New Orleans allowed OKC to sprint ahead in the first half, they kept within ten points at the half Saturday.

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New Orleans Hornets
12:04 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Preventable Mistakes Sting Young Hornets Team In Loss To Jazz, 96-84

The Hornets struggled on both sides of the court in front of a sparse home crowd at the New Orleans Arena on Wednesday, losing to the Utah Jazz, 96-84.

New Orleans played sluggishly throughout the game, their first at home after a four-game road trip, and with minimal time to recoup after Monday’s contest in Los Angeles. The young team looked tired.

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New Orleans Hornets
3:26 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Hornets Frustrate Clippers And Win, 105-98

A rowdy sellout crowd of 19,060 was disappointed Monday night in Los Angeles when the New Orleans Hornets force-fed the Clippers their fourth straight loss.

Both teams played a rugged and physical game, committing a combined 45 personal fouls. The Clippers were cited for two flagrant-1 fouls, the second by Matt Barnes toward the end of the third quarter when he shouldered Jason Smith in the sternum after Smith set a hard pick on Clippers guard Chris Paul.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:15 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Tired Hornets Lose to Denver, 108-84

New Orleans Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams.
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The Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets Sunday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Hornets, who took the lead early in the first quarter, tried to stay with the Nuggets but began lagging by halftime.

By the end of the third, the Bees were behind by 18, and they were never able to catch up.

"Not any good thing to take from a game like this,” said Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams after the game. “The NBA is a cruel league. They try to embarrass you every night, and that's what you saw tonight.”

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