The New Orleans Hornets begin their longest homestand in recent memory Monday evening, when they host the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference matchup. Over the next two weeks, Hornets fans will have the opportunity to see six of the 16 teams that will likely comprise the 2013 NBA playoff field. During its lengthy stretch of seven home games in 14 days, New Orleans will entertain Western Conference postseason hopeful Golden State, as well as virtual locks Memphis (Friday), Denver (March 25) and the Los Angeles Clippers (March 27). The Hornets also face Eastern Conference playoff club Boston on Wednesday, as well as Miami (March 29). The seven-game span ends on March 31 vs. Cleveland, the only New Orleans opponent of the seven that has no realistic chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
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