Los Angeles Clipper(4-1) vs New Orleans Hornets(4-2)
WHEN: Sunday. November 12th at 12:30 PM PST and 3:30 PM EST
WHERE: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
MEDIA: KTLA the CW; NBATV; ESPN AM 710
Clippers Last Game: 103-85 Win vs Mavericks
Hornets Last Game: 91-92 Loss @ Blazers
Clippers Projected Starters
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Sam Cassell | Cuttino Mobley | Quinton Ross | Elton Brand | Chris Kaman
Shaun Livingston | Corey Maggette | Tim Thomas
Hornets Projected Starters
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Chris Paul | Desmond Mason | Peja Stojakovic | David West | Tyson Chandler
Bobby Jackson | Rasual Butler | Cedric Simmons
Q's Quote: "Hornets started out as one of the hottest teams, but since then, seems like they have come back to reality, but the Clippers can not take advantage of this. After a one point loss to the Blazers due to a Zach Randolph comeback, the Hornets will be fired up and focus on not letting a lead go again, so if Clippers want a win, they better dominate early. A-Train might make his debut today for the Clippers against his old Hornets squad, and it will be good to see him play, even though he might not get much playing time."
A trend from No's loss to the Blazers, they scored only 51 points
in 3 quarters after putting up 40 in the first. Last year at home the
Clips exterminated the Hornets in setting an NBA defensive record
holding them to 16 points in the second half.
The Clips Defense of Q on Paul and Cat on Peja will handcuff
the Hornets. Also look for Brand and Kaveman to be stars
on the offensive end with Maggette adding 20.
This is a very dangerous game because NO has lost three in a row and we have won four in a row. I know we played the best second half of defense ever against this team last year but they also killed us last year as well. Hopefully Shaun can cause several problems for Paul. I don't think Sam's defense will affect Paul's game too much.