Friday, February 6, 2009

New Orleans Sports Scuttlebutt 2-6-09

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 8:00 PM

click to enlarge Antonio Daniels flying high

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Photo by Jonathan Bachman

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The New Orleans Hornets are learning what it's like to become the hunted after a groin injury that has Chris Paul listed as day to day. The Chicago Bulls routed the Paul-less Hornets 107-93 and proved that without their starting point guard New Orleans has little punch. But Paul being out is no excuse for New Orleans to play so poorly. However, Antonio Daniels' struggles in his first start have Coach Byron Scott planning to make lineup changes for Friday's  game against Toronto with the likes of players such as   Ryan Bowen cracking the starting lineup.

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New Orleans has lost its last four games, two of which were against sub .500 teams- continuing an alarming trend. Fortunately for them Toronto is also missing certain key components to their team. Raptors Forward Chris Bosh is doubtful, and point guard Jose Calderon is probable for tonights game. Nevertheless, the Hornets must make the best of tonight's opportunity because in the hunt for the post season New Orleans cannot afford to continue losing their way.

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