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.