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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.
NBA

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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New Orleans Saints
8:31 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Saints Fall Short At Home Against San Francisco

Lance Moore makes a diving reception Sunday at the Superdome against the 49ers.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The San Francisco 49ers dealt the New Orleans Saints a serious blow to their playoff hopes, defeating them 31-21 Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Despite an improved defensive effort, the Saints were unable to overcome a couple of big plays and offensive miscues.

The Saints’ defense yielded a season-low 375 yards to the 49ers offense but couldn’t overcome a pair of crucial interceptions by Drew Brees.

Brees was 26 of 41 for 267 yards and three touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions which were returned for touchdowns.

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Knicks 102 — Hornets 80
12:00 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

The New York Knicks Overwhelm The Hornets, 102-80

The New Orleans Hornets dropped to second-to-last place in the Western Conference after their loss to the New York Knicks last night, 102-80.

This loss drops the Hornets to 3-6. They have lost their last 4 games, and the Hornets defense has given up more than 100 points in each. In the games the Hornets have won this season, they have only allowed their opponents an average of 89 points.

“We've got to get it together. It's hurting us. It's four losses in a row. You don't want to take that. You don't want to get used to losing,” said Hornet’s starting guard Greivis Vasquez.

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Saints 38 — Raiders 17
11:08 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Saints Trounce Raiders In Big Road Win

The Saints improved their record to 5-5 with a 38-17 win over the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday.

The offense continued its balanced attack, rushing for more than 100 yards for the third consecutive game. Mark Ingram led the way for the Saints’ ground game, rushing 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Drew Brees provided another masterful performance, completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns.

Lance Moore caught two of Brees’s touchdown passes, totaling 53 yards.

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New Orleans Hornets
9:36 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Outscored 2 To 1 In The Second Quarter, Hornets Fall To Rockets, 100-96

The Hornets lost to the Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, 100-96, after trying to rally from a dismal second quarter performance.

James Harden led the Rockets’ scoring with 30 points. The Rockets had two players record double-doubles: Omer Asik supplied 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Chandler Parsons 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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Super Bowl XLVII
3:27 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

New Orleans Preparing For Super Bowl XLVII

New Orleans is preparing for the Super Bowl.

New Orleans is scrambling to get the city in top shape for the upcoming Super Bowl. A new streetcar line is finishing up near the Superdome where the big game will be held February 3.

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New Orleans Saints
6:55 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Saints Sink High-Flying Falcons 31-27 At Home

Jimmy Graham dunks the football over the goalpost after a touchdown during the Saints 31-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints handed the Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the 2012 season Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by a margin of 31-27.

The Falcons started the season on a roll, traveling to New Orleans with an unblemished 8-0 record. But, despite Atlanta’s successes, the Saints always seem to slow the Falcons down.

In their last 13 meetings, the Saints have now defeated the Falcons eleven times, and four straight overall.

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Sports
5:39 am
Sun November 11, 2012

The Moneyball Of Basketball

Originally published on Sun November 11, 2012 11:36 am

With baseball playoffs becoming a distant memory, NPR's Mike Pesca talks to host Rachel Martin about basketball becoming more like baseball. People are increasingly trying to identify more valuable statistics for individual basketball players.

Hornets 107 — Bobcats 99
1:35 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Hornets Score Season-High 107 Points To Defeat Bobcats

The Hornets beat out the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 107-99, led by Anthony Davis, who captured his first regular season double-double (23 points and 11 rebounds).

Both Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis returned to their starting positions last night as they faced off against a Charlotte defense that gives up more points than any other team in the NBA. Davis, drafted this year as the first pick overall, also met up with his former teammate from Kentucky, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was picked second.

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Final Score: 77-62
11:44 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hornets Drop Stinker To 76ers With Franchise Record-Low 62 Points

The New Orleans Hornets broke a franchise record at the New Orleans Arena Wednesday night, during a dispiriting loss to the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

Too bad it was the record for fewest points scored in a game.

The 77-62 loss came at the end of a disorganized offensive and defensive effort in a game missing key players on both teams.

The Hornets turned the ball over 20 times, and made just 23 field goals, including four 3-point shots out of 19 attempts.

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