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    I read somebody today that said NOK would be lucky to win 10 games. And just after Reggie and Charles were singing Sactown's praises on the tip-off show. Yes, it was only one game, but the Kings looked brutal. Adelman really should have quit after they acquired Bonzi.

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    Hornets rout Kings in first game in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Ticker) -- The displaced New Orleans Hornets looked pretty comfortable in their new home.

    P.J. Brown scored 20 points and J.R. Smith added 19 as the Hornets opened the season with a resounding 93-67 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

    Due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, the Hornets will play 35 of their 41 games at the Ford Center, with the other six in Baton Rouge.

    The first regular season game played in Oklahoma City was preceded by a lengthy ceremony that included an introduction speech from Mayor Mick Cornett and Hornets owner George Shinn.

    Former King Wayman Tisdale, who played collegiately at Oklahoma, performed the national anthem and the crowd remained on its feet until the Hornets made their first basket, a layup by Brown three minutes into the game.

    The fans had plenty of reason to cheer for the remainder of the contest. After a back-and-forth opening quarter, Brown scored eight points in a 16-2 run that gave the Hornets a 38-27 advantage with 3:20 left in the first half. The Kings shot just 26 percent (5-of-19) in the second period, which ended with the Hornets holding a 44-33 lead.

    Sacramento's Peja Stojakovic opened the third period with a 3-pointer before Smith took over in a 14-2 spurt that broke open the game. He made a jumper and a 3-pointer around a dunk by Sacramento's Shareef Abdur-Rahim before rookie Chris Paul hit a layup to make it 51-38 with 9:18 left.

    Smith then scored seven straight points, capping the burst with a steal and dunk at the 7:28 mark that made it 58-38. The Kings got no closer than 16 points thereafter.

    Stojakovic scored 18 points and Abdur-Rahim contributed 14 and eight rebounds for Sacramento, which forced 21 turnovers but managed only five fast-break points.
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    Has to be a fluke.

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    Still 81 more games for the Kings to turn it around. Its a long season.
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    The Saints won their first game in SA, too.

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    We will see how it all unfolds but it makes for one helluva story right now. WOW

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    After horrible first loss to Hornets King's already Eliminated from Playoffs... Brad Miller says he wants to go back to Indiana. demands trade


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    This is because I put Sacto in my Top 10, you know. The Queens are always screwin' with me.

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    The Queens are always screwin' with me.
    That must mean your a king

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    Man...JR Smith and Chris Paul had good games.

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    I am sure the players were excited to be playing in front of an actual crowd and that helped hype them up for the game.

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    Just out of curiosity, how many were at the game?

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    Just out of curiosity, how many were at the game?
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    it took them three games to get that much last year.

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    After horrible first loss to Hornets King's already Eliminated from Playoffs... Brad Miller says he wants to go back to Indiana. demands trade
    Can we get him before Thursday when Shaq injures the rest of our team?

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    Looks like the Kings could have used 32pts, 14rbs, and 2 blocks.

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    They need David Joshua Harrison.

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    Oklahoma City was rocking last night. They really turned out for it.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Brad didn't have that by tip-off?
    Nah, those are Bender stats (if he stays healthy).

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    I wonder how many people wrote the Kings off just because the Hornets kicked their but.

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    Oklahoma City was rocking last night. They really turned out for it.
    If they can keep getting 19,000 a game do you think their ownership will try to do what the Saints ownership is doing and try to move the team? If they did it defiently wouldn't be fair to the fan in NO, but from a business prospective it might be something you would have to look at if your the Hornets owners.

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    I wonder how many people wrote the Kings off just because the Hornets kicked their but.


    But actually, as I alluded to above, I wrote them off the second they got Bonzi.
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    If they did it defiently wouldn't be fair to the fan in NO...
    I know the bolded portion was a typo but I couldn't help but laugh when I read this. Judging by their pitiful attendance last season, that NO fan would probably get over losing his team.

    That has to be one of the dumbest moves made by the NBA, sending a team to New Orleans. St. Louis or Louisville would've been a much better choice.
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