Hornets Updates, 2/2

Recaps of Hornets loss to Suns...Quotes from players...Greivis Vasquez has historic night...Houston Rockets front runners for Chris Kaman trade

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Wrapping up last night's loss to Grizzlies:

Box Score

At the Hive

Associated Press

Hornets.com

Bright Side of the Sun

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Monty Williams on failing to hold the lead:

From NBA.com:

"We played badly down the stretch of that first half. It carried over into the second half. I don’t know how talk about another team getting 39 free throws. That’s a lot of free throws for one team. Some of the explanations I’m getting, I’m still trying to figure that out. We certainly have to regroup and get ready for tomorrow. I told our team that this is all about growing up individually and as a team. You’re going to deal with runs in the NBA. We didn’t deal with their run well tonight. It can’t affect the way that you play the game or your attitude.

I’m seeing a lot of that. It’s frustrating to lose games, but you’re never out until the last horn goes off. We talked about trusting the system. Nash was knocking down some two’s, but the game plan versus Phoenix is always to take away their three point shots. We did that in the first half. I thought we got a little frustrated with Nash scoring a little bit. Their bench came in and did a great job. Telfair and Price, Warrick and Childress, those guys did a great job and basically extended their lead. We never were able to recover from that. Down the stretch, I thought we just got frustrated with the situation and let the game go."


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Trevor Ariza on the loss:

From NBA.com:

"They played well. We didn’t play well in the second half. We didn’t do the things that we did in the first half. This is the result."


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Greivis Vasquez's Historic Night

Vasquez became the 7th Hornet in franchise history to post a 20/12/6 performance. Here's the full list:

Basketball Reference

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Houston Rockets Front Runners for Chris Kaman

From Sam Amick/Sports Illustrated:

The Houston Rockets have had extensive discussions with the New Orleans Hornets about center Chris Kaman and appear to be in the lead to trade for him, numerous sources told SI.com.

While no deal is imminent and the pieces are still being discussed, sources said the talks have involved the Rockets' two top-10 picks from the 2009 draft -- center Hasheem Thabeet (No. 2 by Memphis) and power forward Jordan Hill (No. 8 by New York). The Rockets have other young former first-rounders who could be included as well, among them second-year forward Patrick Patterson, third-year point guard Jonny Flynn and third-year small forward Terrence Williams. They also have a 2012 first-round pick from the Knicks that the Hornets would love to obtain.

According to several reports, Cleveland, San Antonio and Indiana are among the other teams interested in Kaman. Atlanta and Golden State have also been linked to Kaman, but sources said a deal with either team appears unlikely. Philadelphia does not intend to pursue Kaman, a source close to the 76ers told SI.com's Zach Lowe.



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