Oh boy are we going to have another long series again. After trailing by 11 points in the first half, the New Orleans Hornets won the first game by 19 beating Spurs 101-82. If there one thing that the Spurs could learn is that these Hornets really do mean business when they arrive here.
If there is one thing that I need to be surprise was Tim DUNCAN erratic game tonight, posting just 5 points. The likes of PARKER, BOWEN and FINLET step up their game but wasn't just enough.
Manu GINOBILI did everything he could to provide the much needed damage limitation with a team high performance, posting 19 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists & 1 steal. Fabricio OBERTO, also from the bench, just manages 1 point, 6 rebounds, 1 steal & 2 block shot.
With the home court advantage not on their side, Spurs will have to re-group for Game 2 before the series heads back to Texas.