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|
|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%)|
|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%)|