After the loss against the Thunder, the Portland Trail Blazers looked to bounce back in the second game of a back-to-back on the road against the New Orleans Hornets. However, they buried themselves early with poor shooting and unimpressive defense. Under new head coach Monty Williams, the Blazers’ former assistant coach, the Hornets found themselves amongst the best in the league defensively, holding all their opponents under 100 points. They held the Trail Blazers to 87 points and won by the margin of 20 points.
Brandon Roy was 1 of 7 from the field, and he left the game midway through the third quarter to due to a sore knee. Nicolas Batum led the Blazers in scoring with 16 points. The Blazers finished the game shooting 40 percent from the field and made only four three pointers in 17 attempts. Portland will get two days off before playing against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday.