Hornets Get Revenge
After losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in heart-breaking fashion in the season opener, the Hornets get even tonight with a big win at Home. The Hornets take the W, 110-107, tonight to put them back at .500. Last night, the Hornets had a bad loss dropping a game on the road against the Atlanta Hawks, but they made up for it with tonight’s big win. The reentrance of Tony Parker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played a big part in the winning effort. Parker scored 15 off of the bench and dished out 6 assists, while Kidd-Gilchrist came up with some big defensive plays that were vital for the Hornets tonight. At one point in the game, the Hornets had a 24-point lead, but the Bucks came back in the 4th quarter, which made ending a tense one.
The win is huge for the Hornets as far as playoff implications go. The Milwaukee Bucks are 2nd in the Eastern Conference and are currently the best offense in the NBA. With two close games against the Bucks, and three close games with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Hornets have proved that they can hang with the best teams in the East. Having Tony Parker coming off the bench this season is such a big help for Kemba Walker, who scored 21 points tonight. Although he scored 21 tonight, he did not have a great game. He shot only 3-12 from the field, while most of his points game from the free throw line. Marvin Williams also had another solid game, scoring 16 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.
I have to be honest, I was a little skeptical when Coach Borrego started to play a smaller lineup this season, but with this squad, it works. The Hornets are an all-around solid defensive team, when everyone is healthy and their offense is one of the best in the East. The Front Office absolutely needs to acquire another great player to add to this team if they are going to be true contenders in the Eastern Conference, because right now that is all this team is missing. This team is playing decent basketball, but they need something else to become a force to be reckoned with.
- The Hornets next game is Wednesday at Home vs. the Atlanta Hawks. The Hive needs your support!!