Friday, November 21, 2008

Hornets Return To OKC

The New Orleans Hornets return to the city that gave them shelter for two seasons in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Now the Ford Center crowd faces the decision of cheering for the team that drew the NBA to Oklahoma City or for the team that has made the Sooner state their new home.

Chris PaulN.O.20.7
Kevin DurantOKC21.5
Tyson Chandler N.O.8.9
Robert SwiftOKC6.3
Chris PaulN.O.11.9
Earl WatsonOKC5.6

There hasn’t been a lot to cheer for in the way of wins this season for the Thunder but there really were no expectations either. The Hornets can’t say the same! They bear the weight of the expectation of making a deep playoff run but have only produced a .500 record to this point. I could make the argument that New Orleans has been more of a disappointment this season than the Thunder have.

Oklahoma City could be the remedy to right the New Orleans ship. After playing in the Ford Center on Friday night they travel back to the Big Easy to host the Thunder on Saturday night. They could be two games above .500 by the end of the weekend.