...46th defeat of the season that is. Hey now! OKC strolled into the Big Easy and were 'Big Easily' dismissed by the Hornets, 108-90, who won their seventh straight, something the OKC Blunder have never done. Nor have they ever beaten the Hornets, who swept the season series, 4-0. That familiar stench of defeat swirled around OKC again as their team-record three-game wimming streak came to an end.
Future ex-Blunder Kevin did not play again due to his ankle injury. Rumors swirl he is worried about 'failing a physical', (ala Tyson Candler) and is resting up for when he eventually departs to LA or NY...or maybe even Chicago. Malik Rose shot 2-9 for four points and added five fouls in 31 minutes; Earl Watson had five turnovers and was 0-4 on three-point shooting while the Blunder, as a team, gave up 54 points in the paint. Tyson Chandler, in the middle, likely could have prevented some of those points, in spite of his 'failed physical'. He was healthy enough to have 12 points and eight rebounds against the mighty Blunder.
Chris Paul led six Hornets in double-figure scoring with 21 points and 13 assists, passing Byron Scott on the teams all-time assist list.
MAXIM hands out another Blunder dissing in March 2009 issue! On page 44 of "Sports", in a brief blurb about shuffling teams to help the league;
"Why not send teams to more deserving cities? No we're not talking about the Sonics moving to Oklahoma City; that was just messed up."
That's twice the Blunder have been given a Maxim beat-down.
Blunder: 16-46, last place, 23 games out of first.
Next Loss: Philadelphia on Sunday.
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