Saturday, May 17, 2008

Spurs-Hornets notes: N.O. has the pieces

Hornets have an edge at home against SA on Monday night:  The Spurs seem to score in transition and get easier baskets at home.  On the road, they've struggled to get out in transition.

When playing in New Orleans, Chris Paul has controlled the pace and gotten easy shots for his teammates in transition.  CP3 is the best in the league at getting in the lane on the break.  Period.  With his confidence at an all-time high, SA will have to contain him.

It's interesting to see how the Hornets have come together.  They've got one of the league's best point guards.  Chandler gives them good size inside.  They did a nice job drafting what turned out to be an All-Star power forward.  Peja's a 10-year vet who gives them a terrific shooter off the bench.  The move to pick up Bonzi was great because he can come off the bench and take over a game.  He's also a low post threat and a threat on the offensive boards.   Mo Pete also fits well with this team and journeyman Pargo is a combo scorer as a back-up point guard.  

Game 7 should be fun.