Wednesday , Mar , 09 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New Orleans Hornets Team Report – March 9

=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – March 9 ===

(Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets host the New Jersey Nets on
Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

New Jersey defeated New Orleans, 94-91, in overtime on December 10th at the
Meadowlands for its third straight series win. The Nets have won in two of
their last three road games against the Hornets.

The Hornets will play the fourth of a five-game homestand on Wednesday. New
Orleans is scheduled to host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday in the finale
of the stand. The Hornets lost 94-91 to Milwaukee on November 13th at the
Bradley Center.

New Orleans had a two-game winning streak snapped in Sunday’s 95-84 loss to
the visiting Toronto Raptors. Chris Bosh scored a career-high 33 points and
grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Raptors to the win.

Lee Nailon had 18 points in the loss to Toronto to lead the Hornets, who have
lost five of their last seven games. New Orleans was cold from the field,
shooting just 39 percent, including 4-of-19 from behind the arc. Bostjan
Nachbar added 15 points, while Chris Andersen finished with 12 points and nine
boards in the loss.

The Hornets are just 10-19 as the host this season. New Orleans, which is 2-1
on its current homestand, is 4-6 in its last 10 at home.

Nailon has scored in double-digits in four straight games and is averaging
14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in that span. The 30-year-old forward has posted
a team-high 15.3 points per game in 45 contests for the Hornets in the 2004-05
campaign.

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