"If you look across the board we had guards with seven rebounds, eight rebounds," stated Hornets head coach Monty Williams. "It's all about effort with the Jazz. I think we played hard for about 45 minutes tonight and down the stretch we finished it."
The Pistons, meanwhile, continue to struggle and handed the LA Clippers this first road win of the season on Friday. Blake Griffin put together his 14th consecutive double-double in that one with 24 points and 17 rebounds, as the Clippers downed Detroit, 109-88.
"We had looks but our energy level was not there," Detroit head coach John Kuester said. "So, it is disappointing, very disappointing. I don't care who you're playing, and I want to give the Clippers credit. They played harder and better and smarter. We didn't do those things."
New Orleans has won four of its past five games with the Pistons, including a 93-74 blowout win in the Big Easy earlier this month.