Hobbled Hornets head West on 5-Game Losing Streak

Monday, December 4th 2006, 5:13 pm
By: News On 6

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) If the New Orleans Hornets want to break their five-game losing streak, they'll have to do it without David West, Peja Stojakovic and Bobby Jackson.

Coach Byron Scott says he doesn't expect any of the team's three injured players to return during the team's upcoming West Coast swing. All three will make the trip, but Scott doesn't think any of them will play.

West is out with a strained right forearm, Stojakovic is having back spasms and Jackson has bruised ribs.

With all the injuries, the Hornets have dropped to 27th in the league in scoring and 29th in shooting percentage.

Their next game is Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.