Open Thread: Hornets and Voodoo Play Tonight

With little news to report on the black and gold, and a big night tonight in the way of other New Orleans sports teams, I give you this.

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May 3rd, 2008

Game time: 6pm

The Arena at Gwinnett Center

Coverage: TV: Cox Sports TV   Radio: Bayou 95.7 FM

Voodoo: 7-2

Force: 3-5

The Voodoo are coming off a dominating performance last week at home, defeating the Utah Blaze 70-56. Voodoo QB Danny Wimprine threw for 9 touchdowns in the victory, 4 to receiver James Jordan. Wimprine is the fifth rated quarterback in the league and James Jordan is second in the league in touchdowns. Even better is the teams defense, which has 4 players in the top 13 in the league, led by DB Lin-J Shell and AFL Defensive Player of the Month Norman LeJeune. Their secondary continues to come up big with interceptions and pass break ups. Saints players, take note.

Tonight's game is an important divisional match-up against a weaker team and shouldn't be a problem for the Voodoo. This is first place New Orleans' chance to put even more distance between them and the other teams in the division.

Linkage:

Standings

Roster

Stats

After watching the Voodoo beat up on the Force, you can simply switch over to TNT and catch the Hornets do the same to the San Antonio Spurs.

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May 3rd, 2008

Game time: 9pm

New Orleans Arena

Spurs: 56-26

Hornets: 56-26

Series: 0-0

Game Coverage: TV: TNT Radio: 102.9 FM

While I have become a huge Hornets fan this season, like many others, I am still not an expert. I will let the Times-Pic give you some background on the series.

The Hornets and Spurs split their regular-season series 2-2, with each team winning one home and one away game. New Orleans won games by 24 and 25 points, and San Antonio won by nine and 12 points. . . . The teams' last matchup was March 12 at the New Orleans Arena, and the Hornets won 100-75. Chris Paul had 26 points and 17 assists, and David West had 29 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans. . . . The Hornets and Spurs won their first-round series in five games. . . . Paul is averaging 24.6 points and 12 assists per game in the playoffs, and San Antonio's Tony Parker is averaging 29.6 points and seven assists in the postseason. - Times-Pic

Linkage:

Hornets Website

Spurs Website

NBA Game Preview

Times-Pic Game Preview

Hornets 247

Good luck to both teams, particularly the Hornets. Doing well in the playoffs would bring the city of New Orleans much desired publicity. I have made this an open thread if any of you are around and watching either of the games, so keep it here. Lets talk it up!

 

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