The Warriors welcome the end of a brutal road trip, wrapping up in New Orleans tonight. The trip began in Miami last Tuesday, then subsequently moved to Orlando, Atlanta, and Charlotte. Despite playing without Andris Biedrins and Monta Ellis, the Warriors competed valiantly in three out of the past four games, yet unfortunately couldn't win. The last time the Warriors won on the road was Jan. 6 against the T'Wloves. The Warriors have four total road wins this season (11/13 vs. Knicks, 11/24 vs. Mavs, 12/9 vs. Nets).
The Warriors catch a break tonight against the Hornets, without All-Star Chris Paul. The Hornets have received big contributions from rookies Marcus Thornton and Darren Collison. The Warriors should give the Hornets a good game tonight. They shot 32 percent against Charlotte and the Hornets is average at best.