The Hive Five: Game Twenty-One

That was quite a scare at home today… if Chris Paul doesn’t make that crazy 3, what happens? If Durant catches that pass inbounds, what happens? Anyway, CP’s been doing an awful lot of scoring recently, going for 29 tonight. Mo-Pete and Peja sat again today, but there’s word that Morris could return for the Denver game (Peja probably won’t). And you gotta feel pretty bad for Pargo right now… hopefully he gets a chance to redeem himself soon.

 

 

Pace

Eff

eFG

FT/FG

OREB%

TOr

SEA

94.0

93.6

40.0%

17.8

35.8

17.0

NOR

 

96.8

46.9%

18.5

19.6

12.8

1. Shooting (X) Best defensive FG% performance of the season for New O. Hornets especially did a terrific job on rookie Kevin Durant, who just scored a career high 35 the other night. The shooting wasn’t really there for the Hornets offensively, but that was kind of expected with Peja and Peterson sitting.

2. Turnovers () Another solid turnover performance, and a great sign for the future. All the great teams in the NBA (SA, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix) keep great control of the ball even during off shooting nights, and the Hornets are doing exactly that night in and night out. Of course, CP3’s the guy to thank for that.

3. Offensive Rebounding (X) Seattle did a stunning job on the offensive and defensive glass today. That’s certainly not a good sign for the Hornets going to Denver to face off against rebounding beast Marcus Camby.

4. Free Throws (X) The refs allowed plenty of contact in the lane today, which worked in the Supes’ favor. Chris Paul pretty much lived in the paint all game, but couldn’t get his money’s worth because of it.

5. Pace (94) This was a moderately fast game; the Hornets pushed early and then tried to slow it down, but guys like Damien Wilkins didn’t allow that. If the Hornets had been able to push the pace down to around 90, this could have been a double digit win.

Advertisements
« »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: