New York 113 (8–15) | New Orleans 96 (10–12)
Swept by the Knicks? Say it ain't say so, Chris. Say it ain't so.
Unfortunately the Hornets, after starting strong in the first half, put up only 34 points in the second half and allowed the Knicks to turn a 9 point deficit into a 17 point victory. Frankly, the first half was pretty much what you would expect for a team like the Knicks: dumb fouls by Eddie Curry, careless turnovers by Al Harrington, and WTF?! shots from Larry Hughes.
But credit the Knicks for getting it together and out-shooting the Hornets like whoa... like really whoa. Final percentages for the Knicks: 55% from the field, 52% from deep, and 93% from the stripe. The Hornets? 40%, 22%, 88% respectively... or not so respectively... or something.
Bullets after the jump, but first:
While averting our eyes from the unraveling Hornets, Curry and I started discussing Okafor's lack of a nickname. Curry suggesed "The Big Oak." I retorted that a tree, while tall, is ostensibly rooted to the ground and maybe not the best metaphor for basketball player. I've been using "Mek," but I'd be willing to change. Vote below!
Composed to: Kate Bush's The Dreaming
Opponent's Take: Posting and Toasting