Hornets Lead Off a Big Weekend in Sports
Posted on Nov 19, 2010 in Local Issues, Sports
Tonight the resurging Hornets take on the sans-Lebron Cavaliers and coach Byron Scott. This will be the first match up between New Orleans and Scott since he was fired as the Hornets’ head coach nine games into the ’09 season. Despite his termination no grudges were held, and the coach has remained close with his old players. Chris Paul admitted that it will be strange to see his friend and mentor on the opposing bench but that after tipoff it will be strictly business. The 5-5 Cavaliers will have a tough time breaking through the stifling Hornets defense which has kept every opponent to less than 100 points.
While the Hornets are having a stellar season, the Saints have had to struggle through injury. Currently standing one game behind the Falcons at 6-3, they have fallen short of their lofty post-super bowl expectations. The injury bug has bitten hard claiming much of the secondary and the running game, but the team will start to get their legs back as Reggie Bush returns this week against the Seahawks. Many have blamed the Saints’ lack of offensive pop on the absence of Bush’s dynamic skill set which allows the coaching staff to dictate many of his on field matchups.
With the Hornets facing their old coach, Reggie Bush’s value being tested, and LSU trying to erase the memory of an embarrassing loss to Ole Miss last year, this weekend’s games carry added pressure. Let’s hope this does not get in the way of some otherwise favorable matchups.
Given that this is a particularly big weekend for Louisiana sports there will be a large amount of partying taking place throughout the city and surrounding areas. It is important to make sure to make sure to be responsible and to use cab services and designated drivers when possible.
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