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Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole

Paul scores 30 as New Orleans grabs 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Hornets, who've won both games by wide... More »

Chris Paul Picks Mavs Apart, Again

New Orleans takes 2-0 series lead after 127-103 blowout

(Newser) - First the brilliant playoff debut, then the encore. Chris Paul had 32 points and a franchise playoff-record 17 assists, leading New Orleans to a 127-103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that gave the Hornets a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The old record was 15 assists,... More »

Okur, Jazz Win in New Orleans

Paul loses matchup with Williams in 77-66 clunker

(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... More »

Paul's Triple-Double Lifts Hornets

MVP chants heard as New Orleans sets franchise wins record

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets tied a franchise record for single-season victories with 54 in a 108-96 defeat of the Golden State Warriors. It was the fourth career triple double for Paul, who inspired chants of M-V-P from a sellout... More »

Hornets Clinch Playoff Spot

Become the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 33 points and 15 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth by beating the New York Knicks 118-110 on Friday night. Jamal Crawford had 29 points for the Knicks, who have lost 17 of 19 but stayed... More »

Stojakovic Plays Hero for Hornets in Orlando

Williams wills Philly to win in NJ; Bucks topple Knicks in OT

(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... More »

Buzz Off, Raptors: Hornets Win

David West leads New Orleans with 25

(Newser) - David West made his presence known at the Air Canada Centre tonight as his Hornets topped the Raptors 118-111. Peja Stojakovic added 25 points for New Orleans. It was a nice welcome back for former Raptor Morris Peterson, who made his first appearance in Toronto since leaving the team last... More »

Paul, Hornets Rally to Sting Bulls in Fourth

New Orleans, sans David West, keeps pace with Houston

(Newser) - Chris Paul showed why he is the franchise in New Orleans last night, with 37 points and numerous big plays, as the Hornets ended the game on a 24-4 run and defeated the Bulls in comeback fashion, 108-97. It was the second straight fourth-quarter collapse for Chicago, which blew an... More »

Bulls Crumble Beneath Hornets

Chicago's first-half lead dissolves as New Orleans triumphs 100-86

(Newser) - Andres Nocioni collected a game-high 28 points for the Bulls, but the triple threat of Chris Paul, David West and Peja Stojakovic put New Orleans over the top, 100-86. For a while things looked good for Chicago, with Kirk Hinrich returning from injury to help the team build a half-time... More »

Paul, Hornets Rout Denver

Southwest Division leaders win their ninth straight game

(Newser) - Chris Paul must have heard the "M-V-P" chants and certainly played like one with 23 points and a whopping 17 assists as the No. 1 team in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Hornets, crushed Denver 117-93, reports AP. The Hornets had six players score in double-figures, including Tyson... More »

Streaking Hornets Sting Spurs

Rout San Antonio for eighth straight win

(Newser) - The Hornets made it look easy last night, beating the Spurs 102-78, and further cementing their No. 1 spot in the Southwest division, the San-Antonio Express-News reports. The win marked the eighth straight for New Orleans, and put an end to three in a row for San Antonio, who were... More »

Hornets' Long Game Stings Clippers

Flailing Knicks beat floundering Sixers, Bobcats down Bulls

(Newser) - Until the third quarter, the Clippers managed to stay competitive against Western Conference-leading New Orleans, briefly going up 53-52. But then Peja Stojakovic went behind the three-point line to sink five long balls, and the game was in the Hornets' hands for a 111-92 win, reports the Los Angeles Times.... More »

Hornets Sting Trail Blazers

As New Orleans nets their sixth straight victory

(Newser) - Punctuating their best first half in franchise history, the Hornets handily defeated Portland 96-81 last night, AP reports. The victory extended the current season-high winning streak to six. Reserve Jannero Pargo scored a season-best 24 points in a mere 24 minutes, garnering five assists along the way. The Hornets have... More »

Big Third, Paul's 40 Surge Hornets Past Grizzlies

Open up lead in fourth to win 116-98

(Newser) - What was a close game became a rout, as the Hornets went on a tear in the third quarter en route to a 116-98 victory over Memphis, the AP reports. Chris Paul had 16 points in that pivotal quarter, and finished with 40, the second best total of his career.... More »

Hornets Stun Mavs, Break Monster Streak

112-108 OT loss snaps Dallas' 21-game run of trouncing New Orleans

(Newser) - The longest streak in sports, Dallas' 21 straight victories over New Orleans, came to a dramatic end last night with the Hornets' 112-108 overtime win. Chris Paul's 33 points and 12 assists surely helped his team, but it was Peja Stojakovic who drained the game-tying three at the end of... More »

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