CP3 Bolsters MVP Campaign in Rout of Spurs

LeBron's 42 can't beat Nets; Utah rallies late, bucks Milwaukee
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 13, 2008 4:00 AM CDT
New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul shoots a 4th quarter basket between the arms of San Antonio Spurs.    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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(Newser) – New Orleans shot a remarkable 58.7% against normally stalwart San Antonio, and the result was the Spurs' worst loss of the season. Chris Paul had 26 points and 17 assists; his pick-and-roll buddy David West, returning from an ankle injury, added 29 and 10 boards. The Spurs had just 8 fourth-quarter points in the 100-75 loss. Also in pro hoops:

  • The Nets jumped out to a 38-23 first-quarter lead and never trailed thereafter, despite LeBron's 42 points; he also missed seven free throws in Cleveland's 104-99 setback.
  • Down 103-92 with five minutes to play, Utah rallied for a 114-110 win against Milwaukee, scoring on all of their last 11 possessions.