The Bees Knock Down The Spurs In The 4th Quarter, Paul Breaks Record

Posted: December 18, 2008 in Hornets

On this night history was made and not a more deserving NBA player could have been a part of it. CP3, off of a steal from the Spurs Tim Duncan, extended his steal streak to 106 straight games breaking Alvin Robertson’s record previously at 105. It was a record nobody thought would ever be broken. To get a steal it takes a lot of things happening while it takes you being at the right place at the right time. Chris Paul had this happen 106 straight games, an unbelievable achevement. The previous second place mark for consecutive steal games was Michael Jordon at 77, a number Chris Paul surpassed a long time ago.

It’s great to see him get it after all the hard work he’s put in. It would have been a shame to see him come all this way to just not do it. But he did, and he did against the team who ironically had Alvin Robertson at the time he reached 105. What’s better than the record though, was that the Hornets got the “W” after it seemed like the Spurs were going to take this one.

The Bees found themselves down 79-72 with about 5 minutes to go in the game and while that may not seem like a huge deficit, the Hornets don’t play as well without the momentum. It’s not as big of a dropoff as the Saints, but there is a difference in the way the Hornets play when they can’t play fast. Plus, the Hornets were down most of the second half and the Spurs were able to keep the Hornets at bay. They seemed dead in the water, lets just say. But then David West, who wasn’t ready to lose this game said no way, I’m not ready to lose this game. So he stepped back and took a shot that David West never takes or hardly makes; a 3 point shot. Sure Paul does it on occasion, Posey does it a lot, Peja, well yeah, Even Butler does it often now being asked to step in to a starting role. But David West, the power forward known for driving the lane and knocking down 17  foot J’s; taking a 3? Seriously? He made em. Both of them. He took 2 and it cut the Spurs lead to 1, 79-78. After a few free throws by Chandler, Butler, Paul, and West, the Hornets finished them off with a final score of 90-83.

Butler has to be given props for a particular sequence that was out of this world and made 16,000+ fans sound like 70,000 did when Lance Moore took a Drew Brees pass to the endzone on Monday Night Football against the Packers, a site that saw Gary Gibbs (I gotta get this knucklehead in my post some kind of way) suck at more things. Butler …….hold on…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. okay Butler, sorry gotta get a name associated in any way with the Hornets as far away as possible from Gary Gibbs. I sure hope he doesn’t set foot in the arena. If suckiness was toxic, the arena and New Orleans would once again look like an atomic bomb went off within the first 30 seconds of a game attended by said Gibbs. Then Gibbs would be scared away by a certain alien-like creature known only to non-Gibbes known as an NFL linebacker. But anyway……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. back to the incredible sequence put on by Rasual Butler. Within about 9 seconds, he blocked a seemingly open, easy layup attempt by i don’t know who, pick pocketed Tony Parker after he got the offensive board off the block, took his hand off the ball as his momentum drove him out of bounds, came back in, recieved a pass from Tyson Chandler, stepped in the arc, raised and took a ….maybe 17-20 foot jumper and nailed it. You would not have heard the arena any louder than it was after that sequence by Rasual. I couldn’t believe it. Glad to see the Hornets got the win for Rasual and CP3. Just like McAllister, Paul got a record at home on national TV.

The Hornets are 15-7 and have broken the tie between them and the Spurs atop the Southwest division. The win also catapults the Hornets to the second spot in the Western Conference, a spot they are very familar with, especially behing the Lakers. The Bees play again on Saturday night at home against Sacramento, tipoff at 7:00pm cst.

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  1. [...] Chris Paul’s defensive brilliances is often overlooked  but as Paul beats Robertson’s steal record in Hornets victory against San Antonio that will soon be a thing of the past. Despite the fact that an Ailing back forced Peja  missed Spurs game the Bees knocked down the Spurs in the 4th quarter. [...]

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