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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:04 am Post subject: SIXERS VS NEW ORLEANS
-- On the verge of running out of players, the New Orleans Hornets ran out of gas.
The short-handed Hornets faded fast in the second half of a 92-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, who got 23 points from Glenn Robinson and snapped a three-game losing streak.
Already without forward Jamal Mashburn, the Hornets also played without starting guards Baron Davis (ankle) and David Wesley (toe) and rookie forward David West (knee). Dressing just nine players, they started three reserves and were forced to play their subs extra minutes.
That was a factor in the second half. After grabbing a 51-46 halftime advantage, the Hornets made just 6-of-20 shots in the third quarter, when they were held to 14 points and gave away the lead.
In the final period, New Orleans closed to 80-77 with 6:32 remaining on a 3-pointer by Darrell Armstrong, who started for Davis and scored a season-high 29 points. But the Hornets missed nine of their next 11 shots, absorbing their sixth loss in seven games. Robinson remained red-hot, making 11-of-18 shots. In his last four games, he is averaging 26 points on 62 percent shooting as he continues to remove the offensive burden from NBA scoring leader Allen Iverson.
Iverson scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for Philadelphia, which shot just under 49 percent (35-of-72), its best showing on the road this season.
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