nba

New Orleans Hornets
11:41 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Timberwolves Eclipse Rivers’ Career Night, 113-102

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets under the rim tonight, 113-102, their dominance in the paint overshadowing the Hornets’ 53 percent shooting and a career performance by guard Austin Rivers.

Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with a career high 31 points, all but one of his shots from in the key. Pekovic bullied the Hornets defense into allowing him to shoot 14-18 from the field, and the rest of the Timberwolves followed suit, with 70 of their points scored from down-low. Minnesota also scored 24 second-chance points as they out-rebounded the Hornets 40-30.

Read more
New Orleans Hornets
9:55 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Hornets Play Well But Lose to the Thunder, 92-88

The New Orleans Hornets put up a great defensive effort against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road yesterday evening, but were unable to keep pace in the final minutes, losing 92-88.

The New Orleans defense kept the Thunder to season-low scoring at the end of the first quarter (17 points) and before halftime (36 points). Their strategy: to keep the NBA’s top scoring team to a low output that they could attempt to match.

Read more
New Orleans Hornets
12:07 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Hornets Sunk by Wizards, 77-70

Hornets head coach Monty Williams after the game.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Hornets handed the Washington Wizards the win Tuesday night at the Hive, 77-70, buried under a lackluster effort and 32.5% shooting, a new season low. The Hornets starters only scored 41 points, and the team put up a paltry 28 points in the entire second half.

Read more
New Orleans Hornets
12:18 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Experience Over Youth as Memphis Beats N.O., 96-89

Despite the Hornets’ best efforts the Memphis veterans out-played the young New Orleans team Friday night, 96-89. Memphis starters Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Mark Gasol combined for 56 points and 24 rebounds.

The Grizzlies’ defense grinded the Hornets, capturing 35 defensive rebounds, with Randolph and Gasol together contributing 17 boards. The Grizzlies snagged nine steals, five alone from Mike Conley, blocked the Bees six times, and scored 19 points off of Hornets turnovers.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more

Pages