Another mid-week game at the Ford Center with Desmond Mason giveaways, overtime and injuries. Fortunately, the Hornets again won their overtime game which keeps them in the playoff hunt, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100.
After last week’s injury fest, the casualty rolling on the floor was the referee, Jess Kersey who was sent flying to the hardcourt by Clipper Elton Brand. Kersey bravely regained his footing and finished out the contest.
The Hornets led by one at the first-quarter break and then trailed 52-41 at halftime before exploding for 29 third-quarter points to lead the game 70-66 at the end of the third. Brand drained a jumper with seconds left on the clock in regulation to tie the game at 84.
The Hornets find themselves a half game behind the Clippers in the Western Conference standings and a full game behind the Golden State Warriors.