Posted by: C. Smith
01/03/11 7:39 pm EST
The 2011 premiere edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent CP3 and the hard-to-figure-out New Orleans Hornets.
We don’t really like the 76ers chances of winning this eighth and final game of this holiday extended road trip. As we all know the 76ers sit at 3 wins and 4 L’s on the current west Coast swing, so to come home 4-4 sure would be nice.
However, a couple of things are working against the 7-6 tonight. Obviously we have been on the road for 8-games straight now, so fatigue will be a factor. Secondly, this is a big revenge game for the Hornets who were simply embarrassed by the Sixers in Philadelphia back in early December. Throw in the fact that since these teams last played, the Hornets (who have been a rollercoaster all year) are playing better basketball and the fact that the NOH are 13-4 at home and we don’t see the Sixers pulling out a W tonight.
For a little more insight into the Hornets team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Michael McNamara @ hornets247.com to answer two questions on the NOH from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this New Orleans squad from an insider’s perspective.