The Hornets held the Sixers to just 77 points tonight; the problem was that they couldn't even get to 70.
Evan Turner and Jrue Holliday led the Sixers (2-2) with 14 points apiece, with the Philly point guard adding 12 assists for good measure, as the Sixers beat the Hornets 77-62 on Wednesday night.
Al Faroug Aminu not only led New Orleans (2-2) in scoring with his 10 points, he was the only Hornet to get into double digits in scoring. That's not a misprint guys, we just flatout could not score.
New Orleans played without 1st round picks Anthony Davis (concussion) and Austin Rivers (sprained index finger) as well as shooting guard Eric Gordon, who continues to rehab his right knee. Philadelphia played without a few of its starters in center Andrew Bynum and shooting guard Jason Richardson .
The Hornets put up quarter tallies of 19, 18, 10 and 15 points respectively, and made only 23 shots as a team, shooting 33% from the field and 21% from 3-point range. Philadelphia didn't fare much better (42% FG and 18% 3PT) but did enough to earn the victory.
Bottom line was this game was ugly to watch on both sides, neither team finding a rhythm offensively and committing a ton of turnovers (The Hornets alone had 20) in addition to their offensive ineptitude. Hakim Warrick saw his first action in a Hornets uniform and Brian Roberts and Xavier Henry saw extended minutes with the injuries to Rivers and Davis.
A full recap will be up in the morning, but feel free to comment on the record-setting performance from our boys on a night not to remember. In fact the sooner the team moves on the better; luckily the Hornets host Charlotte at The Hive on Friday night.
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