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NBA : ATS Matchup
Friday 11/23/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
NEW ORLEANS
 
PHOENIX
+5.5  

-5.5  
+180

-220

195.5
 
108
Final
111

NEW ORLEANS (3 - 7) at PHOENIX (5 - 7)
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Friday, 11/23/2012 9:05 PM
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521NEW ORLEANS194195.5
522PHOENIX-4.5-5.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games3-7-16-46-493.246.743.9%48.498.749.944.3%52.2
Road Games1-3+0.53-13-1101.249.044.5%50.0103.552.741.9%54.5
Last 5 Games0-5-52-34-198.247.044.0%46.2108.857.246.4%53.0
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)93.246.735-7943.9%6-1737.1%17-2281.0%481121196136
vs opponents surrendering95.447.636-8343.5%7-1935.0%17-2275.6%511121208145
Team Stats (Road Games)101.249.036-8244.5%7-1839.7%21-2390.3%501020225136
Stats Against (All Games)98.749.937-8444.3%10-2537.8%14-2072.9%521222207127
vs opponents averaging97.448.736-8344.0%7-2035.1%18-2377.4%521122198146
Stats Against (Road Games)103.552.737-8841.9%10-2441.8%19-2577.8%541423207108

PHOENIX - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games5-7-1.73-97-499.652.344.3%51.8102.852.947.2%52.5
Home Games4-3+1.52-53-3100.351.345.2%52.096.752.346.2%50.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0.32-33-1104.054.247.0%48.8102.054.448.9%50.4
PHOENIX Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)99.652.339-8844.3%6-1832.7%16-2173.9%521321219136
vs opponents surrendering98.249.637-8344.7%7-2034.6%17-2374.9%511122218146
Team Stats (Home Games)100.351.339-8745.2%5-1731.6%16-2178.8%521320219135
Stats Against (All Games)102.852.939-8347.2%7-1841.7%17-2374.5%521223206155
vs opponents averaging97.548.537-8244.6%7-1935.4%17-2473.5%531221207155
Stats Against (Home Games)96.752.337-8146.2%6-1737.6%16-2270.7%501121217175
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 97.2,  PHOENIX 94.8
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/31/2012SAN ANTONIO95-99L7W186.5O35-8043.7%471338-8047.5%5115
11/2/2012UTAH88-86W3.5W191.5U37-8145.7%501235-8541.2%5514
11/3/2012@ CHICAGO89-82W9.5W181.5U32-7542.7%541629-8833.0%5512
11/7/2012PHILADELPHIA62-77L1.5L179U23-6933.3%522035-8441.7%4915
11/9/2012CHARLOTTE107-99W-7.5W181O43-8351.8%50940-8348.2%4712
11/14/2012@ HOUSTON96-100L6.5W184O34-8440.5%481036-8045.0%5111
11/16/2012OKLAHOMA CITY95-110L6.5L186.5O33-7842.3%461140-7454.1%4313
11/17/2012@ MILWAUKEE113-117L8.5W191.5O41-7753.2%421943-9346.2%5111
11/20/2012NEW YORK80-102L7.5L185.5U29-6942.0%391337-8344.6%5910
11/21/2012@ INDIANA107-115L7.5L181O39-9242.4%56940-9243.5%618
11/23/2012@ PHOENIX              
11/25/2012@ DENVER              
11/26/2012@ LA CLIPPERS              
11/28/2012UTAH              
12/1/2012OKLAHOMA CITY              
12/3/2012MILWAUKEE              
12/5/2012LA LAKERS              
12/7/2012MEMPHIS              
12/8/2012@ MIAMI              

PHOENIX - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/31/2012GOLDEN STATE85-87L-2L202U32-8040.0%551833-8638.4%5818
11/2/2012DETROIT92-89W-4.5L195U40-9243.5%671237-9041.1%509
11/4/2012@ ORLANDO94-115L0L193.5O39-9142.9%551645-9248.9%5410
11/5/2012@ MIAMI99-124L13L203O35-8839.8%491147-8654.7%5415
11/7/2012@ CHARLOTTE117-110W-2.5W194O43-9346.2%611238-8743.7%5012
11/9/2012CLEVELAND107-105W-3L200.5O38-8146.9%491737-7748.1%4720
11/10/2012@ UTAH81-94L8.5L202.5U32-8736.8%421038-7848.7%6518
11/12/2012DENVER110-100W4.5W203O43-9445.7%50641-7653.9%4715
11/14/2012CHICAGO106-112L3L191.5O42-10540.0%581244-8850.0%5715
11/16/2012@ LA LAKERS102-114L9L201.5O45-9248.9%511542-8947.2%5711
11/17/2012MIAMI88-97L6.5L202U34-7943.0%451638-7153.5%4519
11/21/2012PORTLAND114-87W-2.5W201P46-7759.7%401331-7740.3%4620
11/23/2012NEW ORLEANS              
11/25/2012@ PHILADELPHIA              
11/27/2012@ CLEVELAND              
11/28/2012@ DETROIT              
11/30/2012@ TORONTO              
12/2/2012@ NEW YORK              
12/4/2012@ MEMPHIS              
12/6/2012DALLAS              
12/8/2012@ LA CLIPPERS              
12/9/2012ORLANDO              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
NEW ORLEANS: GUARDS: This offense will belong to ERIC GORDON. He'll get over the fact that the Hornets matched his offer from Phoenix, and as long as his surgically-repaired knee holds up, he's one of the most complete young scorers in the NBA . . . The Hornets reached for AUSTIN RIVERS with the 10th pick because Monty Williams wants to coach him and thinks he can be an NBA point guard. Rivers has the handle, but his athleticism is ordinary and, more importantly, he has never shown a PG mentality at any level . . . GREIVIS VASQUEZ is the closest thing to a true point guard on this roster. He'll see solid minutes assuming Rivers' adjustment is a tough one . . . Well-rounded ROGER MASON JR. will also provide point guard depth . . . XAVIER HENRY hasn't lived up to his reputation as a shooter, but the Hornets can be patient with him . . . Rookie BRIAN ROBERTS has had a strong enough preseason to likely earn a roster spot. FORWARDS: ANTHONY DAVIS should step right in as a starter. His offensive game is further along than he gets credit for, and on the defensive end he's an absolute force from the basket out to the perimeter . . . He'll probably miss having Dwight Howard drawing in defenses, but RYAN ANDERSON has always been a very good three-point shooter. He and Davis are unique enough talents to share the court even if they're both power forwards . . . AL-FAROUQ AMINU made some strides on the defensive end late last season, which is what will get him minutes under Williams. He's underwhelming on the offensive end . . . If HAKIM WARRICK couldn't succeed as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner, it seems unlikely he'll ever help in New Orleans . . . Rookie DARIUS MILLER is looking to establish some kind of role with the team . . . LANCE THOMAS is doubtful to earn a salary to pay off his jewelry debts. CENTERS: ROBIN LOPEZ has always had the ability to protect the rim and does a decent job in space. Look for him to end up grabbing the bulk of minutes in the middle . . . JASON SMITH gives the Hornets a more offensive-minded option off the bench.
PHOENIX: GUARDS: With Steve Nash gone, GORAN DRAGIC takes over at the point. He was a monster as a starter in Houston late last year, and he's familiar with Phoenix's system from his time there as Nash's backup . . . SHANNON BROWN is one of the league's better sixth men and could end up seeing close to starter minutes this year. Once just a raw athlete, he's made major strides as a shooter and ball-handler . . . KENDALL MARSHALL was a bit of a product of an absurdly talented supporting cast in college at UNC. He's got work to do to become an NBA-caliber starter, but he'll be capable enough as a backup point guard as a rookie . . . SEBASTIAN TELFAIR still can't hit an open jump shot, but will factor into the backcourt rotation. FORWARDS: LUIS SCOLA steps in as the starting four. While he's in his 30's and an underwhelming athlete, he's crafty and relentless . . . JARED DUDLEY will continue to be their main catch-and-shoot threat on the wing. It might take a while to develop an on-court chemistry with Dragic . . . MICHAEL BEASLEY has a chance to grab a starting spot. He rarely has his head on straight, but he can score . . . CHANNING FRYE, the sharp-shooting 7-footer, will likely miss the 2012-13 season due to an enlarged heart, but this condition is expected to completely heal . . . WESLEY JOHNSON gets a fresh start. He needs to start knocking down shots to land a rotation spot . . . MARKIEFF MORRIS showed flashes as a rookie, but has to make better decisions on the offensive end. He'll be a key on the second unit . . . Well-traveled P.J. TUCKER earned himself a roster spot with an impressive Summer League. CENTERS: MARCIN GORTAT had a great year-and-a-half alongside Steve Nash, and he'll have to prove he can create in the low post a little more. But he's a skilled big man who should pair nicely with Luis Scola as a scorer and passer in the post . . . Injury-riddled JERMAINE O'NEAL is still a strong low-post defender and shot-blocker.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (NEW ORLEANS-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Hornets-Suns Preview* ======================

By JUSTIN EINHORN STATS Senior Editor

New Orleans (3-7) at Phoenix (5-7), 9:00 p.m. EDT

As much as the New Orleans Hornets might miss big man Anthony Davis, there's probably little he could do about their defensive problems on the perimeter.

Opponents are hitting 3-pointers at an alarming rate against the Hornets, who could be without Davis again as they try to avoid a sixth straight loss Friday night in a road game against the Phoenix Suns.

Davis has missed the past two games with an ankle injury after sitting out a pair earlier this month due to a concussion. It remains unclear when or if the top overall pick will return on New Orleans' four-game road trip, which began Wednesday with a 115-107 overtime loss to Indiana.

The 15 3-pointers the Pacers hit - in 27 attempts - were the most by a Hornets opponent since the 2010-11 season. Indiana's Paul George had no more than 20 points or four 3s in a game this season, but he was 9 of 13 from beyond the arc and scored 37.

"When teams are hitting 3s like that, you just have to tip your hat to 'em," coach Monty Williams said. "Some of those shots were just like, it wasn't our night. Some of 'em, we lost guys. That's unforgivable."

The Hornets (3-7) have let the opposition make 56 of 117 (47.9 percent) from beyond the arc over the past four games. No other team has given up more than 45 3s in its last four.

They've surrendered at least 100 points in every contest during their five-game losing streak after holding each of their first five opponents under that mark. New Orleans is forcing a Western Conference-low 12.7 turnovers per game.

"We're still learning the rotations of the defense," center Jason Smith said. "... It's really one of our things that we're trying to emphasize to guys, play defense first and things will come easy on offense. I think we just gotta get better at that defensive end. We're giving up too many 3s."

Ryan Anderson has made 8 of 13 from 3-point range starting the last two games in place of Davis, who is averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.

Fellow Hornets big man Robin Lopez had season highs of 21 points and 13 boards Wednesday but went 3 of 17 from the field. This will be his first time facing the Suns (5-7) since being traded to New Orleans in July.

Lopez's matchup with the man he backed up last season could be a key Friday. Center Marcin Gortat has averaged 17.0 points and shot 63.2 percent in Phoenix's wins, compared to 8.3 and 45.8 percent in its losses.

Gortat's 22 points helped the Suns snap a three-game skid with a 114-87 rout of Portland on Wednesday.

It was their first game since coach Alvin Gentry inserted Markieff Morris and Shannon Brown into the starting lineup for Luis Scola and Jared Dudley. Morris scored a season-high 19 points and Brown added 10. The Suns are 0-4 when Brown fails to score in double figures.

"We came out ready to play," Gortat said. "We had two new guys in the starting lineup and we were a little bit better defensively. It's a great win but we need to forget about it really fast."

This is the first meeting between these teams since last season, when Phoenix lost the first one by one before winning the last three by at least 15 points apiece.


Last Updated: 11/24/2014 4:02:43 AM EST


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