Hornets coach Monty Williams did not become too fired up the previous month when his club increased the franchise's finest beginning to the season with a win against Sacramento.
The 1st season coach certainly is not happy with how his squad is performing currently.
The Hornets will try to break a worst for the year 3 game losing skid Wednesday evening when they hosts a lagging Kings squad that may be not having Tyreke Evans yet again.
Needing a win to tie the Spurs for the NBA's finest record at 11 - 1, the Hornets (14 - 10) picked up a victory 75 - 71 at Arco Arena vs. the Kings on November 21st in spite of bricking 14 of their 1st 17 attempts & completing at 32.2 % from the floor. It had been New Orleans' worst shooting performance within a win since they sunk 22 of 72 during a 76 - 73 victory at the Toyota Center vs. the Rockets on April 1, 2005.
With Williams' club losing 9 of 12 since that win, New Orleans' record setting beginning to the season is appearing more like a fluke.
The Hornets, who have 997 from 1st to 7th within the Western Conference since the previous month's win at Arco Arena vs. the Kings, lost their 3rd consecutive for the 1st occasion this year Monday, dropping a game 96 - 84 at American Airlines Arena vs. the Heat.
New Orleans' schedule, however, might assist the squad encounter winning more frequently. Including Wednesday's game 4 of the Hornets' following 7 contests are versus squads at a minimum of ten games beneath.500.
Sacramento dropped to 5 - 17 on Tuesday having their 16th defeat within 18 contests, 118 - 105 at the Toyota Center vs. the Rockets.
Playing not having their scoring & assists leader in Evans, who is possibly not available Wednesday with mild plantar fasciitis within his left foot, The Kings had been out-scored 31 - 18 during the 2nd quarter on the way to the club's 6th consecutive away from home defeat.
The Kings are attempting to prevent their 1st 7 game slide away from home since an 0 - 11 streak from January 1st to February 7th, as they take for their 1st journey to New Orleans Arena since a 96 - 94 defeat on December 8th 2009.
David West got twenty-four points & twelve boards, Emeka Okafor added seventeen points & twelve rebounds & Paul put in fifteen dishing out twelve assists during that meeting as New Orleans recorded their 9th win within ten home court games with Sacramento.
Paul has picked up the previous 6 games he has encountered the Kings, & is putting in 21.8 points & 11.2 dishes during that period.