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Lakers-Hornets Open Thread

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Ah yes, the rare Saturday-matinee game. The Lakers have one or two of these a year, always against a dumpster-rat opponent. Today it's the Hornets, and given their involvement (another chance to re-discuss the Chris Paul trade, yay!) and the odd tip-off time, I think we can count on this being the least-watched Laker game of the year.

For the Hornets, this is game four of a five-game West Coast jaunt. They sandwiched a victory over the woeful Warriors between losses to the Clippers and Blazers. Marco Belinelli was off the chain up in Portlandis: he buried 7 of his 11 three-point attempts in the loss.

Take another swig of the '97 Blanc de Noires Vielles Vignes Francaise you bought with your Mega Millions winnings whenever someone mentions:

  • Russell Westbrook,
  • Jason Smith's flagrant foul on Blake Griffin,
  • The number of games separating the Lakers and Clippers in the standings,
  • Eric Gordon's injury, or
  • Baseball season.

I'll leave you to it.