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Game 77: Hornets at Suns

Christian Petersen
2012/2013 NBA Season



April 7, 2013, 8:00 PM CDT
Phoenix, AZ
Projected Starters
Greivis Vasquez < Goran Dragic
Eric Gordon > Wesley Johnson
Al-Farouq Aminu > P.J. Tucker
Anthony Davis > Markieff Morris
Robin Lopez > Luis Scola
Advanced Stats (2012/13)
88.3 (30) Pace 93.1 (10)
106.0 (14) ORtg 101.1 (29)
109.8 (28) DRtg 108.2 (23)

Pre-game notes:

- By now, I imagine everyone has heard about the Eric Gordon-Monty Williams blowup in the midst of the Jazz game. However, if you haven't, here is a quick synopsis from

Hornets coach Monty Williams and point guard Eric Gordon got into a screaming match during a timeout with 8:37 left in the third quarter. Millsap had just scored on a putback to put Utah ahead 55-47 and New Orleans called a timeout. Williams was visibly agitated, yelling in Gordon's direction. He had to be held back by assistant coach Randy Ayers after Gordon hollered back at him, and when the team went to the sidelines, Williams continued screaming at Gordon. Gordon, the team's leading scorer, did not return to the game after the confrontation. The incident was indicative of an overall disjointed effort by New Orleans. The Hornets played hard, but didn't play well together. They dished just 13 assists and allowed the Jazz to shoot 50.6 percent.

- The Suns come into today having lost 8 straight and currently maintain the 3rd worst record in the NBA (the Hornets, sixth). In their last five contests in Phoenix, the opposition has averaged 111.8 points on an even 50% from the field. Considering we average 94 points a game, something has got to give.