CHICAGO -- New Orleans may not have a reputation for being a hard-nosed, physical team. But the Hornets
went into Chicago on Saturday and beat one of the league's better defensive squads at its own game. New Orleans limited the Bulls to 33 percent shooting and pulled off a surprising 89-82 victory over
Chicago at the United Center. "We don't get a lot of credit or notoriety for being a physical team, but that's something we've prided
ourselves on since I've been here," Hornets coach Monty Williams said. "I don't think we outworked them. I
think the ball came our way a few times. It was just a major battle in that paint." New Orleans played without No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis, who suffered a concussion in Friday's
win over Utah, and shooting guard Eric Gordon, who will miss several weeks with a knee injury. This was a physical, defensive contest throughout. The Hornets built a 10-point lead midway through the
third quarter and the Bulls had trouble stri...