Paul's Last Second Layup Beats Nets

Nuggets outgun Cavs, Jazz outmuscles Kings in other NBA contests
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2007 12:18 AM CST
Paul's Last Second Layup Beats Nets
New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul, left, puts up a shot as he is guarded by New Jersey Nets' Nenad Krstic, of Serbia, during the fourth quarter of NBA basketball Monday night, Nov. 12, 2007 in East Rutherford, N.J. The shot by Paul won the game for the Hornets 84-82. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – In a battle of premier U.S.-born point guards, Chris Paul prevailed over Jason Kidd and the Nets with 27 points, including the game-winner for the Hornets, a layup with 2.6 ticks left on the clock. With Vince Carter out indefinitely, the Nets' Richard Jefferson had a monster 32-point game through three quarters, but fell completely silent for the fourth. In other NBA action:

  • Carlos Boozer's 32-point, 10-board outburst led Utah over the hurting Kings, 117-93
  • Allen Iverson netted 37 points to trump LeBron's 27, and Denver vanquished Cleveland, 122-100. J.R. Smith added 29 and Carmelo Anthony tallied 22 for the Nuggets.
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