Losers of three of their last four games, including a 97-86 loss at Houston on Thursday night, New Orleans has been unable to take control of fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
“In order for us to move up (in the standings), we have to get wins,” Hornets guard David Wesley said. “In order for us to feel good about ourselves going into the playoffs, we have to get wins.”
Currently tied with Milwaukee for the coveted fourth seed, which provides home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Hornets are hoping Baron Davis can propel them out of their current funk.
Davis has been New Orleans’ most consistent player of late, averaging 21.4 points over his last five games. The problem is, no one else on the Hornets is providing any offensive support.
Davis has 63 points in his last two games, but fellow All-Star Jamaal Magloire was the only other Hornet to score in double figures in both contests.
Golden State is coming off a 99-74 loss at San Antonio on Friday night for its season-high eighth straight defeat.
The Warriors struggled with San Antonio’s defensive pressure, committing 11 turnovers in the first half and shooting only 35 percent (14-for-40).
“You are not going to win many games shooting like that,” said Golden State coach Eric Musselman. “We also didn’t share the ball enough.”