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Ex-Rocket Wells takes revenge in Hornets' 90-69 rout
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 19, 2008 10:27 PM CDT
New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul (3) passes through Houston Rockets defenders during the second half of their NBA basketball game in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 19, 2008.    (AP Photo/Sean Gardner)
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(Newser) – A game after Houston's historic 22-game winning streak was broken, New Orleans added to the misery. Rockets castoff Bonzi Wells had 20 points in the fourth quarter, during which the Hornets outscored Houston 31-10 to turn a tie game into a 90-69 blowout, reports the Houston Chronicle. Wells ended with 25.

Thus ended another franchise-record streak—a 12-game run on the road. With the win, the Hornets returned to the top of the Western Conference, a position the Rockets had enjoyed just days ago. New Orleans's torrid finish erased a sloppy beginning; the Hornets missed 9 of their first 10 shots.