Tuesday , Feb , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New Orleans Hornets Team Report – February 8

=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – February 8 ===

(Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets visit the Seattle SuperSonics on
Tuesday at KeyArena. It will be the third meeting of the season between the
clubs. In the two previous contests, Seattle picked up a pair of victories,
winning once at New Orleans Arena and once at home. The teams will play on
February 23rd, as the Hornets will host the Sonics.

These two teams have split the last six meetings in this series. The Sonics
have won six of the last nine meetings. The Hornets have lost three of four
and five of its last nine at Seattle.

New Orleans plays the third of a four-game road trip on Tuesday. The Hornets
are 0-2 on the swing and have lost seven in a row overall as the visitor. On
Saturday, Carlos Boozer led seven players in double figures with 18 points, as
the Utah Jazz posted a 108-92 win over the Hornets at the Delta Center.

Bostjan Nachbar paced the Hornets on Saturday with a game-high 21 points. Dan
Dickau and Casey Jacobsen each had 14 points, as New Orleans has dropped five
straight contests.

The Hornets are 0-16 in games decided by 10 points or more this season.

New Orleans, which visits the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday in the
finale of the road trip, is a brutal 2-24 as the visitor this season. The
Hornets return home on Friday to host the Golden State Warriors before going
back on the road to face the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Nachbar is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in his last two games, while
Dickau has scored in double-digits in 11 straight games and is averaging 17.4
points and 6.7 assists in that span.

NOH