Hornets Quietly Get By Warriors In Preseason Opener

Posted: October 6, 2008 in Hornets

Yes Who Dat Nation; they’re back. Although the first preseason game was nothing flashy, the Hornets did manage to get a win from the Golden State Warriors to kick off preseason in style. Not much contribution from the starters, but we did get to see a lot of guys like Ryan Bowen, Melvin Ely, Mike James, who were bench players from last year, but more importantly, we saw some of newly signed forward James Posey (I like his initials). Posey came from the Boston Celtics championship roster and there are high expectations for him here. He was 4-7 from the field, 1-2 from 3 point land, and had 9 points all together. The rest of the players statistics are listed in the box score below.

Some negative news from the game was that Tyson Chandler sprained his ankle in the 1st quarter and never made a return to the game. The big 7 foot Hornets center reassured everyone after the game, however, that it was just a precautionary situation.

The Hornets also debuted their pin striped creole blue and white home uniforms in the arena in front of over 14,500 fans, a uniform I think has a color similar to the Dallas Mavericks. Yes they were at home and yes they received over 14,500 fans, over 2,500 above the average attendance for the first half of last season and this was the first preseason game. Talk about grown support! You can contribute too, believe it or not! Invest in a ticket. Watch them on TV or listen on the radio.

You can catch the Hornets on the radio on Old School 106.7 or if you live in New Orleans and have Cox Cable, you can watch 65 regular season games on CST (Cox Sports Television). All Hornets games can be heard on the radio. 13 games will be national this year, including a Christmas Day game on ESPN.

  Field Goals Rebounds  
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs pts
C.Paul G 21:32 6-7 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 6 1 1 3 0 13
M.Peterson G 19:09 1-7 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 3
P.Stojakovic F 21:32 2-8 1-7 1-2 1 3 4 3 4 3 0 1 6
D.West F 21:32 8-9 0-0 3-4 2 3 5 1 4 0 1 1 19
T.Chandler C 05:28 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
D.Brown   26:28 4-14 0-4 0-0 1 6 7 2 0 0 1 0 8
M.James   26:28 5-11 1-3 1-1 0 2 2 5 2 0 2 0 12
J.Wright   26:28 4-8 0-1 0-0 3 2 5 2 3 3 2 0 8
H.Armstrong   23:44 6-9 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 3 2 1 2 0 14
M.Ely   18:48 4-10 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 4 0 1 0 8
J.Posey   17:18 4-7 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 9
R.Bowen   11:33 2-4 0-0 2-3 2 3 5 0 0 2 1 0 6
R.Butler                      
J.Jordan                      
S.Marks                      
C.Sims                      
Total   240 46-96 4-21 10-14 14 31 45 25 24 11 14 3 106
  47.9% 19.0% 71.4% Team Rebs: 9 Total TO: 15
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