NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 23rd (All times eastern)
New Orleans Hornets (1-8) at Golden State Warriors (2-8), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Fresh off their first victory of the season, the New Orleans Hornets will try to extend their momentum tonight when they take on the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in Oakland.
New Orleans put aside its franchise worst 0-8 start on Monday night, posting a 76-75 win over the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center. Lee Nailon finished with 16 points, hitting a pair of free throws to put the Hornets ahead with 1:42 remaining. Nailon also drained an important basket with 44 seconds left to give the Hornets a 76-73 advantage.
Jamaal Magloire had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who blew a 19- point third-quarter lead but came through down the stretch to win the opener of their five-game road trip and end their worst losing streak in 11 years. Darrell Armstrong tallied 10 points in the win.
New Orleans, which shot just 35 percent from the floor, led 22-17 after one quarter and 48-33 going into halftime.
The Hornets, who are in the second of a five-game road trip, are 1-2 on the road this season.
Golden State has not been much better than New Orleans this season, winning just twice in 10 games. The Warriors found themselves on the wrong end of a 100-87 decision against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Arena on Saturday night.
Troy Murphy poured in a career-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting for the Warriors, who have dropped three of their last four. The former first-round pick also grabbed 14 rebounds while Derek Fisher added 14 points off the bench.
Jason Richardson, the team's leading scorer, scored 13 points playing with a torn tendon in his right pinkie finger. Richardson is questionable for tonight's game. Look for Mickael Pietrus, who was activated from the IL on Saturday, to take some of Richardson's minutes.
The Warriors will be debuting their alternate red uniforms this evening. For the season, Golden State is just 1-4 at home.
With 818 blocked shots during his career with Golden State, Adonal Foyle is just 19 blocks away from tying Joe Barry Carroll (837) for first place on the team�s career blocked shots list.
New Orleans has won two straight and nine of the last 10 meetings in this series. The Hornets have won four of their last five trips to Oakland. All- time, the Hornets are 20-13 versus the Warriors.
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