Jason Smith (pictured above) scored 22 points in 27 minutes to lead the New Orleans Hornets past the Sacramento Kings by the score of 105-96. Marco Belinelli added 21 for the hometeam, who won their 16th game of the season. Monty Williams continued his trend of giving big minutes to the younger play…
For first 3 quarters of Monday night's home game against the Sacramento Kings, the New Orleans Hornets never trailed. As it has often this season, the 4th quarter got away from the fleur-de-bees, leading to 100-92 defeat.
As starting shooting guard Eric Gordon missed his 3rd straight game for the New Orleans Hornets, he watched his team struggle to make a single 3 pointer in Sunday night's loss to the Sacramento Kings. In the 96-80 defeat, the Hornets were 0-15 from beyond the arc.
Fan favorite Marcus Thornton was traded by the Hornets today to the Kings for power forward Carl Landry. The Louisiana native Thornton is in his second year out of LSU. Carl Landry is a three year veteran from Purdue.