The New Orleans Hornets got their first victory since December 3rd Wednesday night in Orlando. The Hornets were on a serious skid fall, an 11-game losing streak accounting for half of their season losses so far.
Robin Lopez and Grevis Vasquez stepped up big time and led the Hornets to victory of the Magic in this one. Lopez scored a career-high 29 points and recorded 3 blocks. Lopez seemed to be unstopable on the offensive end, shooting 9-10 from the floor.
“That comes from my teammates. They look for me. They’re giving me looks,” Lopez said of his big night. “We’ve been scrapping, but it’s just one game. We want to string together a few.”
Grevis Vasquez continued to play at a all-star level and stuffed the stat sheet once again. Vasquez finished with 27 points, 8 assist, and 6 rebounds.
Anthony Davis continues to make a case for rookie of the year notching another double-double. Davis added in 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
This was an important game for Ryan Anderson, returning back to Orlando where he played last season. Anderson did not shoot the ball very well but still put up 15 points on 4-11 shooting.
“It’s huge for us,” Anderson said. “Not only is it nice to beat the team that traded me, but it’s great for this team. It’s great for the morale. We’ve been battling to get a win. We’ve been fighting to the end. And this was a big step.”
Jameer Nelson was one of the few Magic players to play well. Nelson scored 28 points and dished out 10 assist. Nikola Vucevic added in 19 points and 9 rebounds.