Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Hornets 111, Heat 91

The Hornets led 37-19 after one quarter and 66-50 at halftime and then cruised to a 20 point victory. Most of the starters for both teams played the first three quarters.

J.R. Smith scored 24 points and Chris Paul had nine assists to lead the New Orleans/OKC Hornets. Bostjan Nachbar also scored 20, Kirk Snyder 19 and Jamaal Magloire 12 for the Hornets who got their second win of the pre-season.

Shaqued Up
Shaquille O'Neal played three seasons at LSU, returned to play at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for the first time since leaving college after the 1991-92 season. He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot.
O'Neal received a loud ovation during pregame introductions and on two monstrous dunks in the first half. He left in the third quarter after picking up his fifth foul and then a technical foul for arguing with the officials.