The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 January 2006

Noble effort

We'll never know if moving this game from Baton Rouge to the Lloyd Noble Center really made any difference to the players; Desmond Mason has seen the place before, but he played here as a visitor in the Bedlam Series.

The Hornets didn't spank the Kings as badly in Norman as they did at the Ford for the season opener, but 90-76 is nothing to sneeze at, and while the Bees had another one of their patented lousy third quarters — a meager 17 points — Sacramento was worse.

Notable: the return of Bostjan Nachbar, who's been on the bench since the 28th of November; Rasual Butler sank four treys (in four attempts) and a couple of two-pointers; Chris Paul still seems to be well.

Now 16-19, the Hornets head for Houston tomorrow.

Posted at 9:31 PM to Net Proceeds

Why no love for OKC

Posted by: Stereo at 1:10 AM on 14 January 2006

Bostjan Nachbar? Now, there's a household name. Sort of rings, like... say, Larry Bird.

White guys seem to be slowly returning to basketball. The Eastern Europeans evidently weren't told that only blacks can play the game.

Duke starts four white guys and is ranked #1.

My self esteem is improving daily as a result of these positive role models.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas at 8:07 AM on 14 January 2006

And the Hornets have three Europlayers on the roster: in addition to Nachbar, there's Maciej Lampe (currently on the injured list) and the ineffable Arvydas Macijauskas. Then again, only Nachbar has been a starter this year.

And I might mention Chris "Birdman" Andersen, the whitest guy in the NBA.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:38 AM on 14 January 2006