October 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers (25) against the Charlotte Bobcats during the second half of a preseason game at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets defeated the Bobcats 97-82. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Shorthanded Hornets Lose Big To Houston Rockets

Fridays game was not a very good one for the New Orleans Hornets. This 75-95 loss to the Houston Rockets now gives a 3-1 pre-season record.

In addition to Eric Gordon, Jason Smith, and Hakim Warrick all sitting out again, Anthony Davis did not play due to “rest”. While the Houston Rockets(2-0) started their regular season starting line-up.

Not too many Hornets had a good shooting night against the Rockets on Friday. The team as a whole was 28-83 from the field and 8-30 from the 3-point line. Al-Farouq Aminu and Robin Lopez were the only Hornets players who I would say had a good game. Aminu lead the team with 15 points and grabbed 5 boards. Lopez continued his consistent pre-season play friday night with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Aminu and Lopez were the only Hornets players to shot over %50 from the field. Ryan Anderson got the start in place of Antony Davis and he continues to shows that he is a very streaky shooter. Anderson scored 9 points on 3-8 shooting, 2-6 from the 3-point line.

Houston was of course led by Kevin Martin who dropped 17 points against a depleted Hornets line-up. Omer Asik grabbed 15 rebounds on his way to 6 points.

This game can not be used to predict the outcome of a a regular season matchup between these two teams as the Hornets were without some key players while the Rockets were only missing a few rookies. I would guess that with Eric Gordon playing this game would have been a lot closer, I doubt the Rockets beat the regular season Hornets by 20 points.

 

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS (3-1)
FIELD GOALSREBOUNDS
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
A. Aminu F 30:26 6-10 1-2 2-3 -5 3 2 5 2 1 2 4 1 1 15
R. Anderson F 22:09 3-8 2-6 1-1 -15 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 1 0 9
R. Lopez C 30:07 5-9 0-0 1-3 -18 3 5 8 0 2 0 3 1 0 11
G. Vasquez G 29:53 4-13 2-6 0-0 -7 0 5 5 5 2 3 5 0 1 10
A. Rivers G 32:53 3-12 0-3 1-2 -6 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 1 0 7
B. Roberts 23:49 2-10 1-4 3-4 -20 1 1 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 8
L. Thomas 26:13 2-7 0-0 1-1 -7 2 6 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
R. Mason Jr. 18:09 0-7 0-5 0-0 -11 1 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Miller 26:21 3-7 2-4 2-2 -11 0 1 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 10
S. Alabi DNP – COACH’S DECISION
A. Davis DND – REST
E. Gordon DNP – COACH’S DECISION
X. Henry DNP – COACH’S DECISION
J. Smith DNP – COACH’S DECISION
H. Warrick DNP – COACH’S DECISION
C. Wright DNP – COACH’S DECISION
Totals 240 28-83 8-30 11-16 13 31 44 17 19 8 18 5 4 75
33.7% 26.7% 68.8% TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 19
HOUSTON ROCKETS (2-0)
FIELD GOALSREBOUNDS
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
C. Parsons F 23:02 5-8 0-1 0-0 +20 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 10
P. Patterson F-C 21:07 5-10 0-1 0-0 +15 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 10
O. Asik C 28:06 3-5 0-0 0-2 +20 2 13 15 1 3 2 2 1 0 6
K. Martin G 28:06 6-11 3-7 2-4 +20 0 3 3 2 2 2 3 0 0 17
J. Lin G 23:29 2-6 0-0 5-6 +14 0 1 1 7 0 2 2 0 1 9
T. Jones 21:07 1-5 0-3 3-4 +4 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
T. Douglas 18:45 4-5 2-3 1-2 +5 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 11
S. Livingston 19:54 0-3 0-0 1-2 0 0 3 3 4 3 0 2 1 1 1
C. Delfino 26:05 3-7 2-5 1-2 -2 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 9
D. Motiejunas 18:47 6-10 1-1 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 13
Scott Machado 05:46 0-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
J. Johnson 05:46 2-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
J. Brockman DND – EYE INJURY
K. Fogg DNP – COACH’S DECISION
G. Forbes DNP – COACH’S DECISION
J. Lamb DND – SORE FOOT
D. McCamey DNP – COACH’S DECISION
M. Morris DND – ANKLE
G. Smith DNP – COACH’S DECISION
R. White DNP – COACH’S DECISION
Totals 240 37-75 8-21 13-22 3 36 39 24 19 10 13 4 5 95
49.3% 38.1% 59.1% TEAM REBS: 17 TOTAL TO: 13

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