Facing the prospect of going down 0-2 to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Oklahoma City Thunder got a big 111-102 win Tuesday night to even the best-of-seven series at a game a piece. It was a must win for the Thunder as the series now shifts to the birthplace of Rock 'n Roll for Games 3 and 4.
An under manned Hornet squad could not stop Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder late in Wednesday's game. A 10-2 run in the fourth propelled the Thunder to a 104-93 win. David West had 20 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans in a losing effort.
Hornets win at the Hive Tuesday night 97-89 versus the Wizards. Power Forward Jason Smith started at Center for New Orleans in replacement of the injured Emeka Okafor. Smith was solid, scoring a career high 20 points in 25 minutes of play.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant had some choice words for Miami Heat forard Chris Bosh, recently, referring to him as a "fake tough guy." The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.
Monday was a great day for the New Orleans Hornets and their fans. Attendance goals were met by the fans, assuring the team will be in the Crescent City next year. That announcement was followed by a thrilling victory over the Thunder, the ninth in a row for the fleur de bees.
The sellout crowd at the Hive went berzerk when the Hornets took a two point lead with 0.5 seconds left on a David West jumper to silence the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-89. New Orleans has won nine in a row.
According to team records, the Spurs are the best the NBA has to offer. Saturday night in New Orleans, the Hornets gave the Spurs the best they had to offer. The result, a dominant performance for the hottest team in the league as the Hornets thump San Antonio 96-72. New Orleans has now won 8 in a row for the second time this season.
Manu Ginobili scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit to hand the New Orleans Hornets their first home loss of the season, 109-95 on Sunday.
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