Jalen Rose put it in perspective in the pre-game chatter across from (Screamin') A. Smith:
These guys (Hornets) aren't playoff tested like the Dallas Mavs are. And being a number seven seed, trust me, they have that chip on their shoulder of being a No. 1 seed and losing to a No. 8 seed last year. Now they want to return the favor to a No. 2 seed.
Stephen A. went on to ramble about Jason Kidd for a little while, but, as usual, didn't really say anything.