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