Chris Paul's 25 points and three steals dealt another blow to Phoenix, AP reports. Last night's 120-103 battering of the Suns earned New Orleans a four-game sweep of the season series between the two teams, and provided respite from a three-game losing streak. With the Hornets' victory, the new-look Suns have lost three of their last five.
Though the team has struggled since swapping Shawn Marion for Shaquille O'Neal, the Big Cactus posted 15 points and eight rebounds on the night. Teammate Amare Stoudemire posted 32 points and 14 rebounds. Nonetheless, Phoenix was paralyzed by the Hornets' pace, and a shooting percentage that reached 70 in the third quarter and broke open the game for New Orleans.