Nets vs. Hornets: Chris Paul, Hornets Sting Nets in New Orleans

December 22nd, 2010 by Jim Mancari Leave a reply »
A three-game winning streak will remain just a holiday wish for the New Jersey Nets, as they dropped the second of back-to-back road games, 105-91, to the New Orleans Hornets. Nets coach Avery Johnson was born in New Orleans, but wishes his team could have made his homecoming more memorable.

The Hornets dominated the game early with a 10-0 run. Maybe it had to do with the Nets playing back-to-back nights, but Chris Paul, David West and the Hornets were unconscious from the field, sinking their first six shots.

Following a necessary timeout, the Nets showed some great hustle and reduced the New Orleans lead. Devin Harris hit some tough shots and set up his teammates for easy buckets.

New Orleans led by only one point after the first quarter. Both teams shot lights out from the floor. The Nets got some unexpected offense from Stephen Graham, who has filled in well for the injured Anthony Morrow.

In both games this week, the Nets received great minutes from their bench, especially Derrick Favors, Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. At one point, the Nets bench had outscored the Hornets bench 12-0.

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