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Hornets
11:20 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Lillard's Last-Second 3-Pointer Lifts Blazers Over Hornets

Rookie Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers handed New Orleans its sixth straight loss with a 95-94 victory over the Hornets on Sunday night.

After trailing by as many as 16, Austin Rivers hit a 3-pointer for the Hornets to tie it at 92 with 50.9 seconds left. The Blazers then absorbed a blow when LaMarcus Aldridge suddenly came up limping and headed to the locker room with what appeared to be a left ankle injury, but Lillard came through to give Portland the win.

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New Orleans Saints
5:21 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Saints Dominant in Thrashing of Bucs

The Saints dismantled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-0 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday afternoon.

Both teams entered Sunday’s matchup hoping to build on fading playoff hopes, but the Saints crushed the Bucs in dominating fashion to claim their first shutout since a 12-0 victory over the New York Jets on Christmas Eve in 1995.

Drew Brees broke out of his recent slump, throwing for 307 yards and four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:58 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Notes: Tonight's Hornets/Trail Blazers Matchup

The Hornets start a four game road trip tonight in Portland, where they’ll face the Trail Blazers. New Orleans (5-17) is looking to snap a six-game losing streak.

Portland defeated the Hornets in all four of their meetings last year.

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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.

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New Orleans Saints
9:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Saints-Bucs Sunday Preview

The New Orleans Saints return home this week for a Sunday afternoon matchup in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against division rivals Tampa Bay.

It’s been a rollercoaster season for the Buccaneers and the Saints as both two clubs come into this weekend’s matchup clinging to very slim playoff hopes.

The two teams met earlier this season in Tampa, where the Saints escaped with a wild 35-28 victory in a game that featured a dramatic goal-line stand by the Saints’ defense and a game-tying touchdown by the Bucs waved off due to a penalty on the last play of the game.

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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.

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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.

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New Orleans Saints
1:11 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Chris Szagola CSM /LANDOV

The four NFL players who were fined and given multi-game suspensions for their alleged parts in the New Orleans Saints' "bountygate" scheme that paid bonuses for injuring opposing players have had their punishments vacated, the league says.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:11 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Super Bowl 2013 Traffic Maps

The City of New Orleans has released maps delineating road closures and other traffic restrictions before, during and after this year's Super Bowl, held Feb. 3 at the Superdome.

Find out more, including schedules and venue information, on the city's Super Bowl preparation website.

Updated Jan. 30

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New Orleans Saints
10:07 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Saints Stomped by Giants in New York, 52-27

The Saints dropped their third straight game to the New York Giants, 52-27 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

The Saints’ turnover woes continued, and the Giants capitalized on early fumbles by Marques Colston and Jed Collins, and two second-half interceptions by Drew Brees. But the Saints defense struck first when defensive back Elbert Mack intercepted Eli Manning for a 73-yard touchdown return early in the first quarter.

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