New Orleans Hornets Team Report – January 22
=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – January 22 ===
(Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets fell to the Philadelphia 76ers,
92-86, on Wednesday in front of their home crowd.
Darrell Armstrong scored a season-high 29 points for the Hornets, who have
lost seven of their last nine games. Robert Traylor had 13 points and 10
boards in the loss.
“He (Armstrong) was outstanding,” said Hornets coach Tim Floyd. “He really
played with a lot of heart and was very aggressive offensively. He played with
a lot of quickness in the first half. He just played with a lot of heart
tonight and made some big shots for us.”
Hornets guard Baron Davis, who scored 37 points against the Sixers earlier
this season, missed the game after injuring his left ankle on Monday against
Jamaal Magloire scored 17 points for the Hornets, who played with the league
minimum eight players. New Orleans also played without rookie forward David
West, who missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore knee. Center Sean
Rooks also was unable to play because of an ankle injury, although he was in
uniform. Forward Jamal Mashburn (knee) and guards David Wesley (toe) and
Courtney Alexander (Achilles) are on the injured list.
The Hornets are off until Friday when they host rookie phenom Carmelo Anthony
and the Denver Nuggets.