Lowly Heat welcome Hornets
Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat will attempt to halt a three-game
losing streak tonight when they welcome Baron Davis and the New Orleans
Hornets to AmericanAirlines Arena for an Eastern Conference matchup.
Miami lost to the Phoenix Suns, 100-98, on Saturday at America West Arena.
Rookie Dwyane Wade scored a career-high 27 points and Lamar Odom added 24 for
the Heat, who wrapped up a five-fame road trip at 1-4.
The Heat are 2-2 at home this season.
Davis’ slam dunk with 1.3 seconds left lifted the Hornets to a dramatic 81-80
victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace on Sunday.
Davis finished with 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the
Hornets, who have won three straight on the road and five of their last six
Jamaal Magloire posted 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds in the win over
the Pistons, while David Wesley added 16 points. P.J. Brown chipped in 12
points and 12 boards for New Orleans.
Davis has done it all so far this season for the Hornets. He comes into the
game leading New Orleans in scoring (24.7 ppg), assists (8.0 apg) and steals
(3.14 spg). The 24-year-old Davis is also pulling down a respectable 4.7
rebounds per night.
The Hornets are 5-2 on the road this season.
In 2002-03, New Orleans swept all four games with the Heat, winning twice at
home and twice in Miami.
Overall, the Hornets have won seven straight and eight of the last nine
meetings between the two squads.
These two teams have split the last 12 contests in Miami.