New Orleans Hornets Team Report – November 26
=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – November 26 ===
(Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets lost for just the second time in
seven games Tuesday, as they fell to the Heat, 91-87, in Miami.
Baron Davis poured in a game-high 28 points and dished out 10 assists for New
Orleans. David Wesley scored 22 points and George Lynch added 11 in the loss
— the Hornets’ second in three games.
Lamar Odom sank a pair of foul shots and the Heat were in front, 75-68, early
in the fourth quarter. New Orleans then scored 12 of the next 16 points for an
80-79 lead midway through the frame.
Eddie Jones and Davis would exchange three-pointers, and the Hornets led by an
83-82 score with less than five minutes to go. Each team went back and forth
until Odom buried a three-pointer from the top of the key for an 87-85 Miami
lead with 1:21 to go.
P.J. Brown was underneath the basket trying for a game-tying layup, but his
attempt was blocked by Brian Grant and Jones. Jones was then immediately
fouled and his two shots made it 89-85 with 15.4 seconds remaining. Grant was
later sent to the line and his free throws sealed the four-point win.
Davis buried 5-of-8 three-pointers and finished 9-of-19 from the field in the
loss, while Wesley made 10-of-16 shots.
The Hornets are back at it tonight when they host the LeBron James and the
Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Arena.
It is the first game against the Hornets for Cavs head coach Paul Silas, who
guided the club for five seasons before being fired last May.