|Hornets forward Al-Farouq Aminu stretches during pregame warmups|
|Hornets forward Darius Miller shoots from the corner, as teammates look on|
|Former Duke forward Lance Thomas has averaged 2.6 points per game in his second season with the Hornets.|
|Hornets guards Xavier Henry, left, and Terrel Harris, right, were all smiles before the game.|
|Born in Atlanta, Aminu represents Nigeria internationally. He is a descendant of a line of Nigerian kings.|
|Aminu has averaged 7.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in his 2012-13 campaign with New Orleans.|
|Darius Miller joined Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis in New Orleans, after he was selected by the Hornets 46th overall in the 2012 NBA draft.|
|In his rookie season, Anthony Davis has averaged 13 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.|
|Davis stretches with Hornets coaching intern Jamelle McMillan|
|Hornets forward Lou Amundson is on his fourth team of the season, having already been released by both Minnesota and Chicago.|
|Davis does some strength exercises prior to the game.|
|Hornets rookie guard Brian Roberts has averaged 6.4 points and 2.3 assists in 14.6 minutes per game in New Orleans this season.|
The total attendance for tonight's game was listed as 14, 942, but this number seemed impossibly inflated, given all the empty seats. There was a large contingent of Kentucky fans on hand to catch Davis and Wall, but aside from that there wasn't too much fanfare. It was a late arriving crowd. Hornets fans were few and far between, but I did see one couple sporting New Orleans Pelicans T-Shirts, a sight I had not yet seen. There were a couple of fans from Venezuela in attendance to see their countryman Greivis Vasquez, who played his college ball at nearby University of Maryland.
Before the game, I took a picture of Nate McMillan, the former Seattle Supersonics guard, who had most recently coached the Portland Trailblazers. Suddenly, I wondered if a coaching change in D.C. may be imminent, but I'll save that speculation for the off-season. It wasn't until later that I discovered that his son Jamelle was a coaching intern for the New Orleans Hornets.
|Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez tries to escape pressure Wizards forwards Trevor Booker, left, and Trevor Ariza, right|
|Hornets guard Eric Gordon drives around Wizards forward Trevor Ariza|
|Eric Gordon tries to climb the ladder on Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin|
|Hornets forward Lou Amundson tries to convert a layup over Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin|
|Gordon directs the New Orleans offense|
|Gordon is fouled hard by Trevor Booker|
|Wizards forward Trevor Booker boxes out Hornets center Robin Lopez|
|Gordon drives baseline on Trevor Ariza|
|Wizards forward Nene appears to be the top candidate to grab this loose ball|
|Hornets forward Al-Farouq Aminu glides to the basket|
|Hornets forward Anthony Davis reaches for a ball in mid-air, as Wizards forward Trevor Ariza waits for it to come down.|
|Hornets forward Al-Farouq Aminu knocks the ball away from Wizards forward Cartier Martin|
|Hornets forward Al-Farouq Aminu comes away with the loose ball after deflecting it away from Wizards forward Cartier Martin|
New Orleans was paced by Eric Gordon with 20 points. Grevis Vasquez added 18 points and 9 assists. Anthony Davis contributed 16 points and 7 rebounds.
The Wizards will be right back at the Verizon Center tomorrow night to host the Phoenix Suns.