Posted April 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
The New Orleans Hornets and Sacramento Kings continue to slide toward the end of disappointing seasons. The Hornets, however, can still accomplish something they haven't done in 16 years - sweep the season series from the Kings. New Orleans will look to do that Wednesday night when the teams meet in Sacramento. After claiming victories in two earlier meetings this year in New Orleans, the Hornets (27-51) have a chance to sweep the Kings for the first time since 1996-97, when they were still located in Charlotte. But they'll have to shake off a particularly rough road stretch in which they've lost 9 of 10 - the only win a 95-92 victory at lowly Phoenix on Sunday. The struggles continued Tuesday with a 104-96 loss to the Lakers at Staples Center. New Orleans led 82-80 with 7:06 to play, but fell prey to Kobe Bryant's 23-point fourth quarter. "He had a lot of tough shots to get him going," said Eric Gordon, who scored 22 to lead the Hornets. "Wheneve...
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