New Orleans Hornets Team Report – April 13
=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – April 13 ===
(Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets got Baron Davis back in the
lineup on Monday, but it was not enough, as they dropped a 101-97 decision to
the New York Knicks at New Orleans Arena.
David Wesley posted a game-high 23 points for the Hornets, who had a two-game
winning streak snapped, yet remain in contention for fifth place in the
Eastern Conference standings. New Orleans is currently in sixth place, one
game in front of the Knicks and one game back of the fifth-place Miami Heat.
Davis, who had missed the last nine games with a left ankle sprain, finished
with 14 points, but missed all five of his attempts in the final quarter.
Moochie Norris allowed New York to overcome an 92-87 deficit by sparking a
10-1 run late in the game. He hit a three-pointer from the left corner with
3:13 to play that put them ahead 93-92. He added a runner in the lane 1:13
later and a reverse layup with 1:29 to go to put the Knicks ahead 97-93.
But the Hornets, who converted just 4-of-19 shots from the field in the
fourth, got within 97-96 on a three-pointer by Wesley with 21.7 seconds
Two free throws by DerMarr Johnson with 17.6 seconds left stretch the Knicks’
edge to 99-96.
After Wesley missed a three-pointer on New Orleans’ next possession, Frank
Williams made two foul shots to secure New York’s victory.
New Orleans closes its regular season on Wednesday against Washington.