TIP-OFF: 8pm (EST)
TELEVISION: Fox Sports South
RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass
GAME NOTES: Hawks/Hornets
ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: None.
NEW ORLEANS INJURY REPORT: Chris Paul is out. Ike Diogu is questionable.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -5, 203.5 o/u
OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Hornets247.com
PREVIOUSLY, THE NEW ORLEANS HORNETS...won two straight home games: 110-102 over the Clippers and 110-103 over Phoenix. The Hornets' defense was merely less below average in the two wins than in their blowout loss in Atlanta last Saturday. They won because they averaged 120 points per 100 possessions, an excellent rate fueled not by especially good shooting or by not turning the ball over but by controlling the offensive glass, over the course of two games, about as well as Houston did last night. New Orleans grabbed 43% of possible offensive rebounds against the Clippers and 51% against Phoenix.
Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.