The Sixers stayed in Los Angeles for New Year's Day and flew to New Orleans on Sunday, practicing Sunday night at New Orleans Arena.
Considering the Sixers' overall record (13-20) and their record in the last 17 games (10-7), winning three games on this 15-day road trip would be adequate, but four would be strong.
The Sixers have won three straight games against the Hornets, including an 88-70 win on Dec. 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. In that game, the Hornets recorded a season low in points.
New Orleans enters Monday's game with a record of 20-14.
Former teammates. Ex-Sixers Willie Green and Jason Smith, traded to the Hornets just before the start of training camp, have played key off-the-bench roles for New Orleans. Green, a backup guard, is averaging 7.7 points in 20.6 minutes a game. Smith, a backup big man, is averaging 5.2 points in 16.7 minutes a game.
Iguodala out. The Sixers announced Friday that swingman Andre Iguodala would miss the next five games because of right Achilles tendinitis. Iguodala, who had been listed as day-to-day, missed the team's last three games and is not scheduled for on-court activity until Jan. 10.
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