MINNEAPOLIS This one might come as something of a shock: Since 2006-07, the New Orleans Hornets have the third-best record of any opposing team at the Target Center, 8-2. That's worse than just the Lakers (11-1) and Mavericks (10-2), and it's especially interesting considering that the Hornets have had just three winning seasons over that time.
The last time New Orleans visited the Target Center was March 10, 2012, the night after Ricky Rubio tore his ACL in a Timberwolves loss to the Lakers. There's a bit of dj vu to this weekend series it's another home Friday-Saturday Lakers-Hornets back-to-back but Rubio made it through the Lakers game unscathed this time around.
The Hornets have an 8-7 record in their last 15 games; the Timberwolves are 3-12. Minnesota has traveled to New Orleans twice this season already, winning handily, 113-102, the first time and then blowing a lead to lose the second, 104-92.
In keeping with their success at the Target Center, the Hornets have also h...