The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 November 2006

Return of the Kardiac Kids

Well, the Mavericks didn't dispatch the Warriors last night as anticipated, and Golden State wasn't even tired when they showed up at the Ford Center: the Hornets opened up leads as wide as 15, but still found themselves behind by 1 with five minutes left. It's probably a good thing I missed this game; I don't know if my old heart could take this sort of thing. The Bees prevailed, 97-93, and it was a lot closer than that sounds.

Issues: the Third-Quarter Drought™ persists; the bench wasn't quite as effective this time around. The starters, though, shone, with all five in double figures and three pulling down double-doubles: Chris Paul dropped 22 and dished up 11 assists; David West picked up 16 points and 11 rebounds; Tyson Chandler scored 10 and grabbed 14 boards.

And who would have figured that one week into the season, there'd be only two undefeated teams — and the Hornets would be one of them? Not me.

Thursday, it's a rematch, and this time it's on Golden State's court.

Posted at 9:33 PM to Net Proceeds

On the off-chance that someone wants to know where I was, there was a Neighborhood Association meeting. For the first time since I've lived here, the meeting was held in the school gym; for a few minutes beforehand, I found myself shooting hoops with a nine-year-old girl. (I lost, though not as badly as I probably deserved to.)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:38 PM on 7 November 2006

I flipped on the game with 3.4 seconds to go & the Hornets were up by 2 and headed for the foul line. I was still nervous before the two buckets were made.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 7:31 AM on 8 November 2006