Thursday , Jan , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

New Orleans Hornets Team Report – January 29

=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – January 29 ===

(Sports Network) – Jamal Mashburn made his season debut and scored 24 points
off the bench, including his team’s final 13, as New Orleans edged Milwaukee
101-100 at New Orleans Arena.

Mashburn, who was activated from the injured list on Tuesday, had missed the
first 44 games of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in training
camp to remove loose particles in his right knee. The Kentucky product ended
10-of-19 from the field in 34 minutes.

Baron Davis, who returned after missing three games with an ankle injury,
scored 23 points and handed out 10 assists for the Hornets, who have won three
straight games. Jamaal Magloire added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Trailing by four, the Hornets rallied and used a 7-0 run, all by Mashburn, to
grab a 95-92 advantage with 3:24 left in the game. Milwaukee countered by
scoring four of the next five points to tie it at 96-96.

Mashburn, though, drained a jumper with 1:26 left to give New Orleans a two-
point edge, but Brian Skinner’s jump hook with 40.8 seconds left tied the game
at 98-98.

After a timeout, Mashburn was fouled and he made 1-of-2 from the line. The
Bucks answered, as Michael Redd’s jumper with 22.3 seconds left gave them a
100-99 advantage.

Mashburn again responded, netting a fadeaway jumper with 11.8 seconds left to
give New Orleans a 101-100 advantage.

Redd then missed a jumper with four seconds left, but the ball was last
touched by New Orleans before going out of bounds. Toni Kukoc’s runner hit off
the rim, and the ball hit the floor where the clock proceeded to run out.

The Hornets will return to action on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers.