The Hive Five: Game Thirty-Two

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From the looks of things, 2008 will be the Year of David West. Though from the looks of things, certain individuals might want to skip ’08 altogether.

 

“Knew I should’ve called in sick.”

DW rampaged through the LA Clipper interior with 29 and 10 on 12-21 shooting. CP3 and TC both got the New Year started in style, recording double doubles. If you’re keeping score at home, Chandler’s now 5th in the league in rebounding (2nd in the West). Interestingly, Byron Scott made good on his threat to use a short bench. Only Jackson and Armstrong made it into the game out of the normal bench, and Marcus Vinicius made a surprise 16 minute stint. He then proceeded to have the greatest 1 point performance in NBA history.

 

 

Pace

Eff

eFG

FT/FG

OREB%

TOr

NOR

88.0

108.0

45.5%

32.5

18.4

11.4

LAC

 

92.0

46.0%

16.0

4.9

9.1

1. Shooting (X) Mo-Pete continued his recent mini-slump, connecting on just 3-9 from the field. Peja and CP were both equally awful from the floor, though Stojakovic did drain 4 trifectas. But the real story was David West; is there anyone that can guard this guy? (Yeah, there probably are a few guys, but what don’t you understand about a rhetorical question?)

2. Turnovers () Samuel I Am didn’t have as bad a performance as he did last time around; tonight, he finished with a stellar 2 points, 2 assists, and 2 turnovers. Surprisingly, LAC committed one fewer turnover than New O.

3. Offensive Rebounding () The offensive rebounding was okay, but the Hornets get a coveted green check mark for their defensive rebounding (and subsequent poor LAC offensive rebounding). Kaman and the Clippers picked up just 2 OREB’s all night, thanks to the beastliness that is Tyson Chandler. Mo-Pete finished with 7 boards as well.

4. Free Throws () Fantastic job getting to the line. The Hornets went 25-27, and CP3 maintained his position among the top 5 free throw shooters in the NBA, percent-wise. And you’d best bet he’s itching to take clutch free throws with the game on the line again after that Toronto debacle.

5. Pace (88) A new year, the same team. How many times have the Hornets dictated the tempo on the road this year? Definitely impressive.

Peja had yet another great Staples Center game; something about this court just seems to fire him up. Getting open shots doesn’t hurt either.

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4 Responses

  1. Happy New YEaer every one! Great way to start off the year : ]

  2. Yup. Anyone else hear the Cassell to NEw Orleans talk? He’d make a great backup

  3. @ Golden State Hornets Fan:

    he dint do so hot tonight

  4. Dunno how much he still has in the tank. I’d really rather have the BJax/Pargo combo at this point instead of Sam I am.

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