Though it might have seemed to be the case as the New Orleans Hornets were suffocated by a 20-0 Lakers run to end the game, Wednesday night's 108-102 loss in which the Los Angeles overcame what once was a 25-point deficit isn't the largest blown lead in Hornets history.

The Hornets, when they were exiled in Oklahoma City following Hurricane Katrina, let a 27-point edge slip away in a game at the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 10, 2006.

Wednesday night's total, however, joins two other blown 25-point leads as the second-largest leads squandered, along with a March 1, 1998 game at Minnesota when the was in Charlotte, and again in Feb. 23, 2004 in a game at Cleveland.

Wednesday night's game will rank as the largest lead that got away in a Hornets' game at New Orleans Arena.