The Hornets comfortably led throughout tonight's matchup and ended up winning rather handily. Our starters sprinted out of the gate quickly and built a 22-13 advantage on fantastic offensive execution (10-13 from the field). Meanwhile, defensively, we did an excellent job in the paint as the Sixers went on to miss their first eight attempts inside the box. With things working so well, Monty Williams stuck with the starting five longer than usual, for the first 8:44 of the game.

The 2nd quarter wasn't nearly as effective as the bench struggled for the most part and Greivis Vasquez was uncharacteristically off, so much so, Monty yanked him with 2 minutes to go before halftime. Jrue Holiday was consistently abusing the General as evidenced by his 12 points and 9 assists in the first half. Still, the Hornets went into the break with a 6 point lead due to the continued excellent shooting (58.5% from the floor) and maintaining a healthy 22-15 edge on the boards.