The Hive Five: Game Twenty-Nine

You have to love the intensity of David West.

 

“This is our [old] house!”

That picture pretty much sums up an entertaining evening on the road. Charlotte was really never in it, and even though it would’ve been nice to see the backups finish it, I’ll take it. CP3 took a small break from his recent scoring spree, letting DX do some of the heavy lifting. The five factors of this one:

 

Pace

Eff

eFG

FT/FG

OREB%

TOr

NOR

92.0

107.6

48.8%

23.2

25.6

15.2

CHA

 

92.4

44.2%

20.5

20.9

16.3

1. Shooting () The first sub .500 performance of this winning streak, but one of the largest margins of victory. New Orleans dominated Charlotte defensively, and compensated for the below average shooting in other areas.

2. Turnovers () 0 turnovers for Paul, just 1 for DX and Mo, but the Hornets still finished with 13. How? Look no further than Hilton Armstrong who somehow contributed five times as many turnovers as shots attempted (5). The David West Turnover Watch: Two thumbs up.

3. Offensive Rebounding () Wow, Tyson is the man. He made 17 rebounds seem commonplace tonight, and David West had 10 boards as half of his double double. Contributing to Charlottes OREB’s: David West’s 4 block night.

4. Free Throws () Finally! The Hornets got to the line plenty of times tonight, highlighted by CP3’s 8-9 performance. Tyson went a healthy 3-4 too.

5. Pace (92) Dominant at shooting, keeping the ball, boardwork, free throwing, and pace, Charlotte was not. Final score says as much. It’s been a few seasons since New Orleans has beaten up on teams like this, and it’s great to watch.

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