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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Heat are running and cruising

    Nov 18, 2010, 4:17 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    What you missed while listening to Johnny Depp read Keith Richards autobiography… Our game of the night is a reminder that the Spurs are still the Spurs, click for details. Heat 123, Suns 96: The Heat came out and wanted to make sure Chris Bosh felt loved and wanted — he had the first eight…

  2. Game of the night: Where the Bucks didn’t want a shootout with the Lakers

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:01 AM EST

    Corey Maggette, Pau Gasol, Matt Barnes

    This was supposed to be strength-on-strength. Los Angeles versus Milwaukee. The League’s best offense so far (the Lakers) versus the best defense so far (the Bucks). The Lakers were scoring 116.7 points per 100 possessions, the Bucks were giving up just 96.9. Something had to give. The Bucks gave. Not just gave, collapsed. Reverted to…

  3. Will the Hornets ever lose again?

    Nov 14, 2010, 12:18 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v New Orleans Hornets

    Before you start to freak out, I’m kidding with that headline. Let’s not bust out the 72-10 tracker yet. Though, I guess, if we started one for the 6-4 Miami Heat we have every right to kickstart one for the Hornets, who improved to 8-0 Saturday night with a 107-87 victory over the Blazers, or…

  4. Saturday Starting 5: Revel in the Great Point Guard Era

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:42 AM EST

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    Hey, so, you’re stuck with me on the weekends, so I thought we’d put together something you can count on. Every weekend here at PBT we’ll have the Saturday Starting Five. Five elements, chosen thematically (so I’m not just basically vomiting words onto a screen for you) and brought for discussion about the NBA. Today’s…

  5. New Orleans finds path to winning runs through San Antonio

    Nov 10, 2010, 10:05 AM EST

    Hornets_huddle

    The New Orleans Hornets are standing at the top of the hill, 7-0. They beat the Clippers last night, but the lineup before that — Milwaukee, San Antonio, Denver and even Miami — is a bunch of teams that would bring most teams to their knees. Standing there, the Hornets have a good view. They…

  6. NBC’s MVP fan ranker is up and, um, ranking

    Nov 9, 2010, 4:43 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    You don’t have an MVP vote. Neither do I. But we here at NBC wanted to make you feel included, like you have a voice. We care like that. So check out our new MVP fan ranker — you can go on and rate any of a dozen guys on a scale of 0 to…

  7. Hornets’ defensive success cast from the Spurs’ mold

    Nov 8, 2010, 8:34 PM EST

    Emeka Okafor, New Orleans Hornets

    In the last decade of basketball, there have been few forces more power than the San Antonio Spurs’ defense. That vaunted defense has regressed in recent years, but from 2000-2007 (and, for that matter, from 1997-2000), San Antonio never allowed more than 99.7 points per 100 possessions, a mark that routinely put the Spurs’ defense…

  8. NBA Power Rankings, where the Hornets are all the buzz

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:07 PM EST

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    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, where we are starting to believe in the Hornets but not the Hawks. Oh, and just bench Baron Davis. 1. Lakers (7-0). Best offense in the NBA so far, defense is solid (10th in league in defensive points given up per possession) and all that without Andrew Bynum. The schedule…

  9. Peja Stojakovic has had courtside seats for the Hornets hot start

    Nov 8, 2010, 11:52 AM EST

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    Peja Stojakovic has played 21 minutes total this season, garbage time at the end of two of the Hornets six wins. Mostly, he has just been the guy with really good courtside seats to a good team. This is the same guy brought in five years ago to help space the floor for Chris Paul…

  10. LeBron James: Still not making friends

    Nov 7, 2010, 10:37 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Miami Heat

    LeBron James is already a polarizing figure. He was becoming one prior to “The Decision,” and then his little TV special pushed things to a different stratosphere. But it’s not just those big events, or his Game 5 meltdown, or not shaking hands with the Magic after the Cavs’ 2009 elimination, or Kobe Bryant fans’…

  11. Game of the Night: Where CP3 was better than the Big Three

    Nov 6, 2010, 2:18 AM EST

    CPaul_Heat

    Most Saturdays you’re not going to get a Game of the Night, because that could make us work on a Friday night rather than enjoy another Guinness. But there were so many notes on my plate from the Hornets beating the Heat that it cried out for the space. On that note, I put down…

  12. The good, and the so bad it’s ugly surprises of the NBA season

    Nov 3, 2010, 12:31 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    We’re a week into the NBA season and some things are what we expected — the Lakers, Heat and Celtics are good; the Sixers are not; John Wall is dynamic; Kobe won’t talk about his injuries; and the Grizzles are making bad contract decisions. But there are surprises, and not to go all Forest Gump…

  13. Baseline to Baseline (your game recaps): The night the Grizzlies were thieves

    Oct 31, 2010, 8:36 AM EST

    CPaul_drive

    What you missed while carving your pumpkin to look like the Death Star… Hornets 99, Spurs 90: It’s really a simple game at the end of the day — just put the ball in the bucket. The Spurs struggled mightily to do that. They missed the tough shots as the clock was winding down, they…

  14. Hornets David West isn’t like everyone else, he’d rather wait to talk contract extension

    Oct 25, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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    Players around the league are jumping at the chance to get a contract extension in under this Collective Bargaining Agreement. There are some, like the Spurs Richard Jefferson, that took less money this season to guarantee a longer-term deal now. The only prominent exception is Carmelo Anthony, and that is a sticky mess. And now…

  15. Chris Paul to spend the season in a knee brace

    Oct 25, 2010, 5:15 PM EST

    When Chris Paul was healthy at the beginning of last season, he was all but unstoppable. In the month of November, Paul averaged 22.6 points, 9.9 assists, and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 58.4% from the field and 61.5% from beyond the arc. Even though the Hornets weren’t exactly lighting the league on fire…

  16. Monty Williams trying to cut back Chris Paul’s minutes a little

    Oct 18, 2010, 11:47 AM EST

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    When Chris Paul returned from injury last season, he averaged 38 minutes per game. He has played at least 36 minutes a game every year he has been in the league. New Hornets coach Monty Williams wants to cut that back to below 35 minutes a game, resting his star a little bit and saving…

  17. NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Hornets

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:53 PM EST

    Hornets_huddle

    Last season: 37-45, after Byron Scott started the season and was bounced for Jeff Bower, they still finished out of the playoffs. Of course they played half the season without Chris Paul and right now he is everything to that franchise. Head Coach: Monty Williams comes over from being an assistant in Portland and steps…

  18. What does New Orleans 54-point preseason loss mean?

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:07 PM EST

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    We keep telling you not to read too much into preseason games — coaches are resting key players, experimenting with lineups, giving quality minutes to D-League guys and there just generally is not a sense of urgency. It’s a scrimmage, not a game. But when you get really blown out by a high school like…

  19. Hornets sale not dead yet, just world’s slowest transaction

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:19 AM EST

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    Yesterday we passed along a New York Daily News report that the sale of the New Orleans Hornets was dead, but that may just have been wishful New York thinking about ways to get Chris Paul. Turns out the deal is not dead… dragging out forever, sure. But not dead. J. Michael Falgoust of the…

  20. Sale of Hornets falls through. Where does that leave Chris Paul?

    Oct 10, 2010, 3:30 PM EST

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    The long-stalled sale of the New Orleans Hornets now seems to officially be dead. Which may make it less likely Chris Paul gets traded in the near term. Hornets’ owner George Shinn had reached an agreement in principle to sell the team to minority owner Gary Chouest, but that deal fell through as they tried…

  21. Marcus Thornton is getting the Ben Gordon treatment

    Oct 9, 2010, 11:45 AM EST

    Marcus Thornton will come off the bench this season.

    Marcus Thornton proved to be one of the most exciting scoring rookies last season. He’s a significant part of the Hornets’ hopes to rebuild themselves into a playoff team (and keep CP3 from bolting for greener pastures). So obviously they’re going to feature him prominently and have him lining up beside Chris Paul in the…

  22. Jannero Pargo let go by Hornets

    Oct 5, 2010, 5:06 PM EST

    UPDATE 5:06 pm: Pargo is going to back to Chicago to rehab his knee and hopes to be ready and on a roster by the start of the season, his agent Mark Bartelstien told Marc Spears of Yahoo. Both the Warriors and Hornets have concerns about his knee, but if he can get it healthy…

  23. Chris Paul says he loves New Orleans, but will it be the same next summer?

    Sep 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

    Another sit down with Chris Paul, another discussion of him loving New Orleans and not looking to leave it. Right now, anyway. This time it was with ESPN’s Marc Stein, and Paul again did not discuss his trade demands from earlier in the summer. “This city here, I love it,” Paul said. “And I don’t…

  24. Hornets ink Jannero Pargo to back up Chris Paul

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    We said this might be coming, and now it has. Jannero Pargo has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Hornets, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo. Pargo is a passable backup. There are better guys out there — certainly better shooters — but Pargo will make a few plays and a few buckets.…

  25. Jannero Pargo could be Chris Paul's backup

    Sep 21, 2010, 7:41 PM EST

    New Orleans still needs a backup point guard, having traded away Darren Collison this summer. The pickings are a bit slim this time of year. Jannero Pargo — one of CP3′s good friends — is still out there and could land a spot, according to Jason Reid of the Times-Picayune. “Pargo is a guy that…

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