NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, January 23rd (All times eastern)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (16-23) at Philadelphia 76ers (11-30), 7 PM
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers wrap up a three-game homestand this evening when they welcome the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets to the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia is 1-1 on the homestand and just 2-8 over its last 10 games. On Sunday the Sixers suffered a 99-85 loss versus the San Antonio Spurs, as Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Kyle Korver netted 13 points off the bench.
Samuel Dalembert had 12 points and 12 boards, while Willie Green, Steven Hunter and Joe Smith each added 10 points for the 76ers, who have dropped four of five and are 6-10 at home this season. Philly is last in the Atlantic Division, nine games off New Jersey's lead.
Meanwhile, the Hornets have won four of their last five games, including Saturday's 113-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Ford Center.
David West posted 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way and was playing in just his second game since returning to action from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 30 games.
Rasual Butler ended with 20 points for the Hornets, while Tyson Chandler recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds and Bobby Jackson finished with 15 points off the bench.
New Orleans/Oklahoma City, which will open a brief two-game road trip, is 6-13 on the road this season and 16 1/2 games off the lead in the Southwest standings.
Tuesday's game between the Hornets and 76ers is the first meeting of the season. Both teams have split the last eight meetings, while the Hornets have won two of the last three matchups.
The Hornets have dropped three in a row and seven of the last 10 at Philly.
01/23 10:42:39 ET