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Hornets Hype | Hornets & Rockets Lose, Western Conference Playoffs Set

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

James Posey missed three out of four free throws in the closing minute of regulation, and the Hornets allowed Michael Finley to come off of a Tim Duncan screen to drain a three-ball at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

The Spurs owned the Hornets in OT and closed out last year's division champs 105-98 in front of a sellout crowd at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. By virtue of their victory over the Hornets, combined with the Mavericks surprising win over the Rockets, San Antonio is crowned division champs.

The Spurs shot 70 percent in OT, led by Tim Duncan, who was 3-3 in the extra period. Hornets shooters Peja Stojakovic and Rasual Butler remained in their slumps, combining for an anemic 6-19 from the f...

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