New Orleans Sports Scuttlebutt 3-6-09


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The New Orleans Hornets won their sixth consecutive game as the weary Dallas Mavericks were no match for New Orleans. But the Hornets didn't just beat the Mavericks, 104-88, they showed the swagger that you would expect out of a team that prior to the season was projected to go deep into the playoffs.

Dallas was no match for streaking Hornet led by point guard Chris Paul and power forward David West.  Against Dallas Both All-Stars posted double-doubles. Paul had 27 points and 15 assists and West had 19 points and 10 assists. Since February West has averaged over twenty two points a game and has had four thirty point games. Paul has averaged a double-double-posting over twenty one points a game and over eleven assists.

The New Orleans Saints said hi and bye to both old and new players as they continue with their off season overhaul. After cutting veteran fullback Mike Karney New Orleans added Heath Evnas who spent his last four seasons as a lead blocker in New England. They also  retained their top deep threat in Devery Henderson.

Still, even though Saints' fans are excited to see Henderson and the New Orleans' offense continue their air assault from the 2008-09 season, they are all too familiar with the ongoing saga of the New Orleans' secondary. But the Saints are trying to get the help they need. They signed corner back Jabari Greer from the Buffalo Billsand if that weren't enough they've been in talks with Vikings veteran safety Darren Sharper, Jacksonville safety Gerald Sensabaugh, and the Rams' cornerback Ron Bartell.


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