The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 January 2006

Thoroughly Ripped

With Chris Paul back and in close to top form, the Hornets played even with the Pistons for half the game — in fact, they had a three-point lead at the half — but Detroit took command in the third quarter and would maintain it the rest of the way, winning 96-86, their 27th win in 32 games. Rip Hamilton did the most damage, scoring 30 points.

It wasn't all bleak: five Hornets scored in double figures, and David West once again pulled down 20. But a loss is a loss, and the Bees fall to 15-19.

Two days off, and Sacramento comes to town — or, more precisely, to Norman.

Posted at 9:21 PM to Net Proceeds