Monday, May 19, 2008

What's that now? The Hornets are favorites tonight?

Posted By on Mon, May 19, 2008 at 7:53 PM

by Alejandro de los Rios

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You read that right. Vegas has the Hornets as 4 1/2 point favorites (odd considering that the winner of every game has done so in double-digits) and, as Ron Hitley from Hornets247.com pointed out, four of six ESPN analysts are picking the Hornets to win tonight as well as David Thorpe from Scouts Inc.

So what brought on this massive bandwagon jumping? Who knows. Maybe it's the fact that home teams in the second round of the playoffs have lost just two games. Or maybe it's because the rest of the country is starting to realize just how much of a home-court advantage the Hornets have.

Or maybe it's because people are just sick and tired of the Spurs. To be fair, aside from a combined two minutes of interaction with Gregg Poppovich and Manu Ginobli, I don't haven't made much of an attempt to talk to the Spurs. All I can say is that Poppovich can be a boorish ass and Manu is open about the problem with his country's soccer hooligans. Really that just leaves me free to link to this guide to hating the Spurs.

But yea, Game 7 is tonight. Tip-off is ataround 7 p.m. And don't worry, that low rumbling you'll be hearing across is the New Orleans Arena.

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