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Rockets Defeat Hornets
The sellout crowd in New Orleans was loud and proud when the Hornets were up by 16. By the end of the game, they were quiescent and disappointed as their team lost to the scrappy Rockets 91-89. David West scored 22 points in a losing effort.
Hornets Dominate Wolves
New Orleans looks fresh and defensively charged since returning from the all-star break. The Hornets won their second in a row Friday night in Minneapolis, defeating the Timberwolves 95-81. Despite the absence of David West who missed the game due to a death in the family, New Orleans didn't mi…
Gray’s Play On The Rise
Aaron Gray spent the majority of the first two months of the season on the Hornets bench in street clothes. Rather than sulk, he continued to work hard in practice. His effort paid off when he found himself in the Hornets bench roation, but then sprained his ankle. Undettered, he rehabbed hard, and …
Hornets Defense Suffering Without Ariza
While Trevor Ariza recovers from a severe ankle sprain, the Hornets continue to slip in the standings. Medial ankle sprains take longer to heal than more common lateral ankle sprains, leaving Ariza helpless on the bench.
T-Wolves Embarrass Hornets
Minnesota, owners of the worst record in the Western Conference, embarrassed the Hornets in New Orleans Monday night by the score of 104-92. The Hornets continue to struggle without injured starters Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor.
Lakers Escape Short Handed Hornets
Despite missing starting forward Trevor Ariza, starting center Emeka Okafor, and sixth man forward/center Jason Smith, the Hornets still led the Lakers late in the fourth quarter. However, L.A. played like a championship team in the final minutes to escape New Orleans with a 101-95 victory.
NBA All-Star Reserves Announced
The Hornets David West and Emeka Okafor are left off the all-star team, as is Minnesota Timberwolves Forward Kevin Love. Clippers PF Blake Griffin is the only rookie selected to the all-star team.
Hornets Sting Wizards
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.
Suns Burn Hornets With Assist From Refs
New Orleans nearly completed a furious comeback in the final 20 seconds, but goaltending by Grant Hill was missed by the officials. Had the correct call been made, the game would've been tied at 104 with 4 seconds left. Phoenix hung on to win 104-102. "When I came back and looked at the fi…
Kings End Hornets Streak
The Kings took out the Hornets 102-96 in Sacramento Saturday night. The loss by New Orleans snaps their franchise tying best 10 game winning streak.

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