LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors suffered a 97-93 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. The result on the scoreboard spoiled what was a historic evening at Oracle Arena, as the team honored Hall of Famer and Warriors legend Chris Mullin with a special Jersey Retirement ceremony. David Lee paced the Warriors with 25 points and nine rebounds in the defeat, and Richard Jefferson logged 19 points off the bench in his Oracle Arena debut as a Warrior. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. HORNETS
Wednesday's matchup will mark the first of three meetings this season between the Warriors and Hornets. The Warriors will go into the game looking to snap their current four-game losing streak, and they’ll look to do that against a New Orleans team that currently has the worst record in the Western Conference. The Warriors won two of their three games against the Hornets last season, including the most recent matchup in New Orleans.
Warriors forward David Lee is averaging 19.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game this season, and he's one of just six players to average 19-plus points and nine-plus rebounds. Joining Lee in that club are 2012 All-Stars Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard, as well as Utah center Al Jefferson. Lee is on pace to join a list of just eight other Warriors to achieve those figures, and the first since Nate Thurmond in 1971-72.
PROTECTING THE BALL
Nate Robinson has started the last five games at point guard for the Warriors, and during that stretch he's tallied 31 assists against five turnovers. For the season, Robinson ranks 11th in the NBA in assist to turnover ratio (2.75).
Injuries:Warriors - Andris Biedrins (strained right groin) and Stephen Curry (mild sprain, right ankle) are day-to-day. Andrew Bogut (left ankle fracture) is out. Hornets - Carl Landry (second degree MCL sprain) and Jason Smith (concussion) are questionable. Eric Gordon (right knee contusion) and Emeka Okafor (sore left knee) are out.
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