Stojakovic Plays Hero for Hornets in Orlando

Williams wills Philly to win in NJ; Bucks topple Knicks in OT
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2008 11:27 PM CDT
New Orleans Hornets forward Peja Stojakovic (16), of Serbia, works his way around Orlando Magic guard Keith Bogans to get position for a shot during the second half.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – Sweet-shooting forward Peja Stojakovic had six points in the final minute to lead the Hornets past the Magic, 98-97. After star point guard Chris Paul missed two free throws with six seconds left, Orlando had a chance to win, but Keyon Dooling misfired on a would-be buzzer-beater. Also in pro basketball:

  • The 76ers notched their 20th win in 27 games after Lou Williams took over late, scoring seven straight points as New Jersey tumbled, 108-99
  • Down 11 entering the fourth quarter, the Bucks surged back to beat the Knicks in overtime, 119-115. Michael Redd had a game-high 36 points.