Okur, Jazz Win in New Orleans

Paul loses matchup with Williams in 77-66 clunker
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2008 10:40 PM CDT
New Orleans Hornets center Tyson Chandler, left, and guard Chris Paul, right, look away from the game as they sit on the bench.   (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
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(Newser) – Mehmet Okur had 22 points and 17 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz snap the New Orleans Hornets' 11-game home winning streak, 77-66 on Tuesday night. Deron Williams had 16 assists and outplayed Chris Paul as the Jazz took a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter and cruised from there.

It was New Orleans' lowest point total of the season. Peja Stojakovic scored 15 points for the Hornets, who shot a woeful 3-of-14 on 3-pointers and 37 percent overall as its five-game winning streak came to an end. David West had 14 points. Paul had a rare off night, finishing with nine assists and only four points on 2-of-11 shooting.