March 17, 2012
Hornets earn win over Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Chris Kaman scored 20 points, including a key 23-foot jumper with a second left on the shot clock and 45 seconds left in the game, giving the New Orleans Hornets a 102-94 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.
With the Hornets leading 95-94, Kaman made his jumper and then Marco Belinelli sealed the win with a fall-away 3-pointer with 16.8 seconds left, also with the shot clock down to a second.
Belinelli also scored 20 points for the Hornets.
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NETS-HORNETS LIVE CHAT
THE STAT: Led by Anthony Morrow and Gerald Green (16 points), the Nets bench outscored New Orleans' 38 to 28, but the Nets are 4-14 when outscoring the opponent's bench
HOT: Anthony Morrow was on fire from deep, making all four of his 3-point attempts and shooting 8-for-13 from the field to score 20 points, tying Williams for New Jersey's team-high on the night. It's his seventh game of 20 or more points this season.
INSIDE THE ARENA: Gerald Wallace is wearing No. 45 with the Nets, after wearing No. 3 for the entirety of his previous 10-plus seasons in the NBA. The Nets retired No. 3 in 1993 after the tragic death of former shooting guard
For more, read Abe Schwadron's NBA.com notebook
NETS NOTES G Deron Williams, playing for the first time after missing four with a strained right calf, posted his 15th double-double of the season (20 points, 12 assists)...F Gerald Green (16 points, 6-13 FGs, 2-4 3Ps) scored in double figures for the fifth straight game...F Kris Humphries grabbed 16 rebounds, marking his 12th this season of at least 15.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
11 PTS, 3 REB
3 AST, 3 BLK
|On Gerald Wallace's potential:
"I thought he played well. I’ve been a fan of his since I’ve been in the league. He plays hard both ends of the floor. He can post up, can shoot, get to the basket, rebound block shots. Does everything on the floor.
We’re excited to have him on board, so let’s see what we can do the last month."