On the day the Hornets learned they lost David West for the season, New Orleans went into Phoenix and won for the fifth time in their last seven games. Carl Landry, starting at PF for the injured West, scored 19 points, helping the Hornets beat the Suns 106-100.
Emeka Okafor hit a miraculous shot as time expired in regulation. The improbable banker forced overtime in Salt Lake City. The Hornets took care of business in the extra period, earning a 121-117 victory. David West however, had to be wheeled off the court in the 4th quarter with an injury to his le…
Two-time all-star David West has spent his entire 8 year career with the New Orleans Hornets. Whether or not the power forward will remain in NOLA next year is uncertain. He can opt out of his contract after this season, and I suspect he will. As a matter of fact, you can count on it.
The Boston Celtics made clutch free throws late to defeat the Hornets 89-85 at the Hive Saturday night. The soldout crowd in New Orleans left the arena unhappy, as the Hornets fell to 7th in the Western Conference, only one game back of Portland and a game and a half back of Denver.
The Hive was rocking early, but the Nuggets were lethal from beyond the arc, drilling 17 three-pointers before the final buzzer. As a result, Denver's 114-103 win over the Hornets kept them in 5th place in the Western Conference standings, one spot ahead of New Orleans.
As it stands now, the New Orleans Hornets are in sixth place in the Western Conference standings. With 14 regular season games left, the Hornets have ample opportunity to move up, or down in the playoff race.