Baron Davis Has Flu, Gets Sick With 3-pointers

Posted: February 1, 2008 in Hornets

Golden State was lights out shooting and the Hornets could not get their punishing shots that they’ve made the past 9 games to go and Golden State pulls away late and wins 116-103. Peja was getting a lot of looks throughout the 4th quarter for long 3-balls, but couldn’t sink them. It did not help that Baron Davis made every shot he threw up. It was a night that we couldn’t afford to come up empty in any possession and seemed like we couldn’t come away with points on any possession. Just one of those nights.

Attendance: 14,410 (on parade night). Looks like the Basketball I.Q. is finally easing its way back in the city. Hope it continues.

The Hornets will play Sacramento in Sacramento on Friday. The Kings are 20-24. The Hornets “SHOULD” beat this team.

Field Goals Rebounds
pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C.Paul G 45:46 12-24 1-5 3-4 -16 1 1 2 12 5 2 1 0 1 28
J.Pargo G 44:13 5-15 1-6 0-0 -17 1 0 1 6 2 2 0 0 2 11
D.West F 40:24 9-22 0-0 6-8 -23 5 8 13 4 1 1 2 5 1 24
P.Stojakovic F 40:47 6-15 3-7 5-6 -19 3 7 10 2 4 0 0 0 0 20
T.Chandler C 36:50 5-10 0-0 1-2 -14 7 7 14 0 2 0 1 0 1 11
R.Bowen   12:59 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
R.Butler   11:24 2-3 1-2 0-0 +7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
M.Ely   03:57 0-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
H.Armstrong   01:50 1-2 0-0 0-0 +6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J.Wright   01:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 
Total 240 41-94 6-20 15-20 20 29 49 25 16 6 6 9 11 103
43.6% 30.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 9 Total TO: 7

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30 (AP)Baron Davis heard boos every time he touched the ball, right up until he sent the crowd to the exits with a game-sealing 3-pointer.

Stephen Jackson scored 26 points, Davis added 23, and the Golden State Warriors beat New Orleans 116-103 Wednesday night to snap the Hornets’ nine-game winning streak.

“Nobody likes to get booed,” Davis said. “It wasn’t really motivation. It was kind of distracting, but at the same time you’ve just got deal with it. I expected it, so I just dealt with it.”

He did indeed.

Davis, who starred for the Hornets during their first two-plus seasons in New Orleans before being traded to Golden State, finished with five 3-pointers and nine assists.

Not bad for a guy who stayed at the hotel during the morning shootaround because he was feeling ill.

At the same time, Davis has had his share of great games in New Orleans, where he still keeps a home in the city’s historic Uptown neighborhood.

“It was pretty loud when they were booing, but I heard some people cheering and it’s good to see some familiar faces and people rooting me on, telling me they appreciate everything I’ve done for the community,” Davis said.

“I still come back in the summertime. I just don’t let people know I’m here. I still do things in the community, help people that were torn apart from Hurricane Katrina. I still have close ties to this city. I love this city. I think it was a great city before Hurricane Katrina and it will continue to be a great city afterward.”

Chris Paul had 28 points and 12 assists for New Orleans (32-13), which lost for only the third time in 20 games. David West had 24 points and 13 rebounds.

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