Posted March 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
It's safe to say frustration is mounting for the scuffling Golden State Warriors. The New Orleans Hornets, in contrast, remain surprisingly upbeat despite being last in the Western Conference. The visiting Warriors try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Wednesday night against the Hornets, who are looking to build on a rare win. Occupying 13th place in the West, Golden State (18-25) lost 97-93 to Minnesota on Monday - its fourth consecutive defeat. The Warriors, who were outrebounded 48-33 and shot 42.5 percent from the field, trailed by 14 at the break - when the fans let owner Joe Lacob have it. Lacob was booed by the crowd while attempting to make a speech in honor of Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, whose No. 17 jersey was retired during what was supposed to be a special halftime ceremony. Most of the fans' displeasure stemmed from the team shipping a package headlined by Monta Ellis to Milwaukee in exchange for injured center Andrew Bogut and Stephen Ja...
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