Stojakovic's Buzzer Beater Lifts Hornets in 2 OT Thriller

Suns fall 132-130, New Orleans snaps skid
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:12 AM CST
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash (13) slips past New Orleans Hornets forward Peja Stojakovic for two during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Peja Stojakovic hit a long jumper as time expired in the second overtime to give the New Orleans Hornets a wild 132-130 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Chris Paul had 42 points, nine assists and eight steals in the win. Steve Nash led Phoenix with 32 points and 12 assists but also committed a whopping 10 turnovers, reports the Associated Press.

The win snaps a three-game losing streak for New Orleans. Amare Stoudemire had 26 points and a season-high 20 boards in the loss. Boris Diaw scored 22 points while starting for the departed Shawn Marion. Marion, along with guard Marcus Banks, was traded to Miami in exchange for aging superstar Shaquille O’Neal.