NEW ORLEANS (TICKER) —The New Orleans Hornets try to win consecutive home games for the first time in more than a month on Monday when they continue a season-high seven-game homestand against the Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Arena.
The Hornets had immense success at home early in the inaugural season in New Orleans, winning their first 11 games here. But they have lost six of their last eight home games and 13 of their last 17 overall.
New Orleans posted a 90-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday but has not won back-to-back home games since December 4 and 6.
David Wesley scored a season-high 34 points as the Hornets won their 10th straight home meeting with the Bulls.
Jamal Magloire collected 15 points and 14 rebounds and Jamal Mashburn added 16 points for New Orleans, which nearly squandered a pair 17-point leads before holding on.
Point guard Baron Davis played for the second straight game after missing six in a row with back spasms and finished with just eight points on 4-of-15 shooting.
Phoenix begins a five-game road trip following a 111-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
Stephon Marbury had 41 points and 11 assists with no turnovers for the Suns, who made 10-of-19 3-pointers and extended its home winning streak to 11 games against the NBA’s best team.
The Suns have lost their last three games on the road, there they are just 7-13 this season.
The Hornets swept the season series from Phoenix last season, but the teams have split the last eight overall meetings.