New Orleans Hornets Cool Off Over Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29th, 2010 by Taylor Williams Leave a reply »
With the dwindling of November came the first cold weather in New Orleans, and with that came the first significant taste of defeat for the city’s ballers. 

After completing a solid trade (on paper) with the Toronto Raptors, the Hornets (12-4) dropped three of four over Turkey Week, prompting skeptics and fans alike to begin discounting their blistering beginning to the season.

Forget the first one, a 99-95, skin-of-the-teeth loss to the Los Angeles Clippers (3-15).  Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin is an indomitable force, especially off the offensive glass, and the nature of the NBA makes that kind of early upset both plausible and common. 

It was nice to see backup point guard Jarrett Jack transition seamlessly into the rotation, getting 12 points and four assists in 16 minutes, but the game was meaningless for the Bees beyond that.

And the San Antonio Spurs (14-2), who beat the Hornets 109-95 on Sunday, are the best team around right now, looking eerily similar to the championship squad that boasted the highest winning percentage in professional American sports for a decade.  And the Hornets&rs ...

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