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JEUDI

August 28th

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Troy Sawyer ($10)

 

Mark Powell: The Sheltering
Maple Street Book Shop, 6p.m.

Southern author reads from his new thriller

 

Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
Superdome, 7p.m.

Pregame the preseason in Champions Square at 4

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Bug
Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts—final performance

 

Bishop Allen
the BEATnik, 8p.m.

Lovable indie pop band on tour from NY ($10)

 

Terence Higgins, Cliff Hines
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Two local powerhouses join forces ($10)

 

1st Annual Positive Hip-Hop
Cafe Istanbul, 9p.m.

Freestyle battle with a $500 grand prize

VENDREDI

August 29th

Mad Decent Block Party
Mardi Gras World, 2p.m.
Ft. A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis & more ($45)

 

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Art historians speak on Hale Woodruff’s murals, plus music by Arpa Quartet

 

Beach Day, Ben Polar One Man Band
Siberia, 6p.m.
Surf-punk from Hollywood, Florida—early show

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

The Producers
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.

The 80s new wave band, live! ($20)

 

Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Ft. Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Dappa, Kaye the Beast, No Suh, Kash Akbar

 

Amanda Shires
Freret Street Publiq House, 9p.m.

Texas singer and violinist (and wife of Jason Isbell)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Gravity A’s tribute to the Talking Heads

 

TNM Presents: The Match Game
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement resurrects the ‘70s game show for laughs ($8)


Hornets Out of Key in Jazz Loss


Friday night’s 95-83 loss to the Utah Jazz was another typical loss for the Hornets, marked by youth and inconsistency. Our bench went 2-of-25 from the field, with Ryan Anderson’s 10 misses leading the way. We didn’t get a lot of our starters either, especially after Eric Gordon got into a shouting match with coach Monty Williams. The result was a very unbalanced offense to compliment our mediocre defense. The Hornets fell to 26-50, the sixth-worst record in the league.

 

Details are scarce on the Eric Gordon situation, though multiple reports indicate the confrontation was very loud and animated. Monty Williams reportedly calmly expressed dissatisfaction with something to Gordon, but then “went absolutely insane” when Gordon talked back, having to be held back by assistant coach Randy Ayers. Gordon finished with seven points in 17 minutes.

 

There are exactly three positives to take away from this game: Greivis Vasquez, Anthony Davis, and Robin Lopez. Each had tough matchups (Mo Williams, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, respectively) and rose to the occasion by outplaying them, shooting efficiently and rebounding the ball. Davis is particular bounced back from his recent lethargic play with 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting plus 12 rebounds. He led all Hornets in field goal attempts, which we can only hope will be the pattern over the next three years.

 

We are still holding out hope that Xavier Henry will turn into a servicable NBA role player, but tonight’s 0-for-5 shooting certainly does not help his case. As for Ryan Anderson’s beyond-terrible night — these things happen to shooters.

 

The tanking Phoenix Suns will look to extend their losing streak to nine when the Hornets visit Sunday. The roadtrip will continue versus the Lakers, who are neck-and-neck with the Jazz for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot.

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Kerem Ozkan wrote this article.




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