Tuesday , Mar , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Brown out two games; Mashburn on IL

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – New Orleans Hornets forward P.J. Brown will
miss the team’s next two games with an ankle injury.

Brown, who sprained the ankle Saturday against Golden State, will sit out
contests against the Miami Heat Tuesday and the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday.
The Louisiana Tech product is averaging 10.5 points and nine rebounds in 66
games this season.

The loss of Brown currently leaves the Hornets without two-thirds of their
starting backcourt. Forward Jamal Mashburn is also sidelined with an injury.

Mashburn, who was officially placed on the injured list Tuesday, is out for
several weeks with a knee injury. He has already missed the Hornets’ last
three games.

Mashburn is struggling with the same knee that forced him to miss the
Hornets’ first 44 games of the season.

The 31-year-old Mashburn was the Hornets’ leading scorer during the 2002-03
campaign with a 21.6 points-per-game average. He played in all 82 games last
season, including 81 starts, and also averaged of 6.1 rebounds and 5.6
assists.

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