This Hawks–Hornets matchup is going to be a COMPETITIVE, but two factors will make the difference: home court advantage and experience, and Atlanta will have both.
San Antonio has had New Orleans’ number this season, beating NOLA in three of the last four meetings. The last contest featured a road victory led by star Dejounte Murray laying down a triple-double of 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists
The Pelicans’ big man was showing OUT in March, averaging 18.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. And he showed UP against the Spurs this season, averaging 17 points and almost 12 rebounds over four meetings with San Antonio. Valanciunas is locked in
Murray and Michael Jordan. That’s the list. They have been the only NBA players to average at least 20 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, and two steals in a regular season. With the playoffs on the line, I love Murray to take control and do what he does best on the floor.