Sixers Open Up a Hornets Mess

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The Hornets' Al-Farouq Aminu tries to get a shot off as the 76ers' Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Nick Young defend. (Matt Slocum/AP)

No two games will tell the story of where the Sixers were at the beginning of the season and where they are now than their two meetings with the Hornets (Nov. 7 in New Orleans; Tuesday here). Below we compare their numbers in those two games.

Here are two things to check out: the Hornets' two-point shooting and offensive rebounding.

On Nov. 7, New Orleans shot 19-for-50 inside the arc; Tuesday they were 34-65. That is exactly 15 more two-point attempts ... every one of them a make! Ouch!

Secondly, in the first meeting, the Hornets garnered 24.4% of the offensive rebounds available to them (slightly under the league average of 27%). In Game 2, N.O. went and got 40% of the ORs available to them. That is a very winning number.

    SIXERS  Nov. 7  Jan. 15
 Points  77  99
 All FG  35-84 (41.7%)     39-82 (47.6%)   
    3-Pt. FG     4-22 (18.2%)  11-21 (52.4%)
    2-Pt. FG  31-62 (50.0%)  28-61 (45.9%)
 FT  3-5 (60.0%)  10-13 (76.9%)
 Rebounds  43  32
 Assists  19  28
 Ast./FG  .543  .718
 Turnovers  15  13
 
    HORNETS    
 Points  62  111
 All FG  23-69 (33.3%)  44-83 (53.0%)
    3-Pt. FG  4-19 (21.1%)  10-18 (55.6%)
    2-Pt. FG  19-50 (38.0%)  34-65 (52.3%)
 FT  12-16 (75.0%)  13-18 (72.2%)
 Rebounds  47  48
 Assists  18  22
 Ast./FG  .783  .500
 Turnovers  20  14

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   Sixers
 Def. Reb.  
 Hornets
 Off. Reb.  
 Hornets
 O.R. Pct.
 Nov. 7  34  11  24.4%
 Jan. 15     22  15  40.0%

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