Chris Paul had 27 points and 13 assists and the New Orleans Hornets held off the Sacramento Kings for a 112-105 victory.
Following a relatively quiet first half, Paul was difficult to
stop over the final two quarters. He was especially effective in
the fourth quarter, scoring 12 points and three times giving Tyson
Chandler perfect lob passes for dunks.
Paul hit back-to-back jumpers midway through the fourth quarter
to put New Orleans ahead 99-91.
David West had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets, who
had lost two straight and eight of 12.
Kevin Martin scored 24 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter
for the Kings, setting a new Arco Arena record for points in a