The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 November 2005


You can't get much scarier than this: the Hornets at one point had a 26-point lead and watched it shrink to one in the waning seconds before Chris Paul sank the last two free throws and put the game away, 95-92. It was Atlanta's ninth loss in a row, but the Hawks picked up 60 points in the second half — 42 in the fourth quarter — while the Bees floundered. A smaller crowd than I expected on a Friday night: 17,554.

The Hornets are now 3-5, the same record they amassed in the preseason.

Tomorrow: on the road at Orlando; then to Philadelphia on Monday.

Posted at 9:49 PM to Net Proceeds

I don't think that 17k against the crummy Hawks is all that bad. There were plenty of games tonight in other "established" NBA cities that drew less. I think Boston did 15k.

Posted by: BagOfNuts at 11:16 PM on 18 November 2005

Well, this was more along the lines of "Darn, I lost a side bet" than "Darn, this was horrible attendance." :)

Posted by: CGHill at 12:59 AM on 19 November 2005

I feel that it was a pretty good crowd, especially with the Blazers playing at the same time. I had a swell time up in the $10 seats. Where were you sitting? I didn't see you on the Kiss-Cam

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 1:05 PM on 19 November 2005

It would have broken.

Actually, I was here at my desk listening to Sean Kelley fulminate. (Friday nights I'm not much good for anything.)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:32 PM on 19 November 2005

Look out for thems hawks

Posted by: spurwing plover at 5:27 PM on 24 November 2005