Hornets Facing Elimination
The New Orleans Arena will play host to game 6 tonight between the defending champion L.A. Lakers, and the loveable underdog New Orleans Hornets. With a loss, the Hornets season will come to an end. Chris Paul will need to give another incredible performance if New Orleans wants to force a game 7. Needless to say, Paul welcomes the pressure. Here is more from the AP and espn.com.
"This is all or nothing for us," Paul said. "I can't wait."
When Paul has been sensational -- with his 33-point, 14 assist performance in Game 1 and his triple-double in Game 4 -- the Hornets have pulled out a pair of hard fought victories. In the series' other three games, when Paul has still been exceptional, but short of dominant, the Lakers have won -- including twice by double digits.
The Lakers controlled the boards and the tempo of Game 5. New Orleans will have to play with the physicality and resilience they displayed in Game 1 and 4 to push this series to the brink. Tip-off at the Hive tonight is set for 7:00.