NEW ORLEANS - Jannero Pargo spun through the air on a one-handed dunk attempt, stuffed himself on the front rim and fell backward onto the court while his New Orleans Hornets teammates buckled over in laughter.
Hornets center Tyson Chandler quickly grabbed a ball and mocked the whole sequence - fall included.
If the young Hornets are nervous about tonight's Game 7 against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, it didn't show yesterday.
Chandler joked that having three days off after Thursday's Game 6 loss helped his conditioning because he was able to spend more time with his 2-year-old daughter.
"She may be a little tougher to chase around than Tim Duncan," Chandler said. "She's been a handful out there - no disrespect to Tim Duncan. He knows he's my guy."
No Hornets team has advanced to a conference finals in the 20-year history of the franchise. However, this squad, led by first-year all-stars Chris Paul and David West, has led the organization to new heights, including a franchise-record 56 victories in the regular season.
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday.