New Orleans Pelican Hornets (5-15, 2-6 road) vs. OKC Thunder (17-4, 11-2 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 113.9 (1st), Hornets– 102.3 (21st)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.57 (10th), Hornets – 109.4 (28th)
Pace: Thunder – 92.2 (12th), Hornets – 88.6 (29th)
View from the enemy: Hornets 24/7
The Thunder have played the Hornets twice in the last two weeks or so, but they haven’t played the Pelicans yet. But considering the way the first two meetings went — both in New Orleans — there’s a good chance even with a name change nothing is going to be all that different.
Thing about that is, it’s pretty hard to blow an NBA team out three straight times. Even one as bad as the Hornets. They do have Anthony Davis back though, which obviously makes them better. Still, this isn’t a talented Hornets roster and as long as the Thunder show up, at least a little bit, it should be a game on cruise control in the fourth quarter.
New Orleans coming in: The Hornets just lost to the Wizards last night.
Three Big Things
1. Show up.
3. Don’t play terrible.
Tip at 7:00 CT. Go Nine.