Spurs vs. Hornets – Game 7 (Quick) Recap

Insect Spray – New Orleans Hornets

91 – 82

I’ve been rooting for the Hornets all the way, but you could feel that they would lose this one. The arena was so quite. It was pretty obvious that the crowd didn’t believe in their team which equalized their homecourt advantage and made it easy for the San Antonio Spurs to steal the momentum.

It was a great season for the Hornets nonetheless and they made a big leap forward to their goal. You don’t go from lottery to championship in a year, but they are headed in the right direction.

New Orleans Hornets:

  • When the game seemed to be over (Spurs lead was 15 at the start of the 4th quarter), Jannero Pargo stepped his game up and nearly tied it on his own – 18 points including mostly big buckets in the 4th
  • Chris Paul is just a great player – great potential, great future – 18 points, 14 assists (9 already at halftime), 8 rebounds and 5 steals – there is only so much a spuerstar can do
  • The Hornets couldn’t buy a basket in the 3rd quarter – if it wasn’t for this collapse, the Hornets could be in the Conference Finals
  • David West scored a team-high 20 points and added 9 rebounds
  • Stojakovic was ice-cold. 3/11 shots and only 1 three-pointer
  • It wasn’t meant to be this year, but they have a bright future

San Antonio Spurs:

  • This is why they won a few championships in the last years, they just refuse to give up and no matter where or who they play, they believe and will themselves to a great performance
  • Tim Duncan was double-teamed from tip-off, but he still scored 16 points and went for a team-high 14 rebounds
  • Tony Parker did what he does best, he drove to the basket for some tough lay-ups good for 17 points
  • Only the Spur’s Big Three scored in double digits
  • Manu Ginobili was the Spur’s key player and he delivered big time – 26 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds
  • The Conference Finals will be great – do the Spurs have enough left in the tank?

Manu Ginobili – 26 points

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