Hornets Beaten in Historic, Humiliating Fashion

by April 28, 2009

Not exactly the kind of historical footnote one wants attached to them: “This wasn’t just a win, it was ‘a whupping,’ according to Chris Paul’s explicit explanation of Game 4. But forget the hyperbole and look into the history book. Denver whupped New Orleans 121-63 on Monday night, the 58-point margin tying the NBA record, set in 1956, for the largest victory in playoff history. ‘My mother,’ the Nuggets’ Kenyon Martin said, ‘wasn’t born yet.’…Said Hornets coach Byron Scott, ‘In the five years I’ve been here, that’s the worst basketball game I’ve seen us ever play.'”