New Orleans 105, New Jersey 91

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #19 James Capers, #53 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 15423

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 29 21 13 28 91
New Orleans 32 25 26 22 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 9-21 6-8 3-13 L1
New Orleans 17-12 12-3 5-9 W1

Recap

Emeka Okafor had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Thornton scored 18 points as the New Orleans Hornets routed the visiting New Jersey Nets, 105-91, on Wednesday.

David West had 18 points and nine rebounds and Chris Paul had 12 points and 14 assists as New Orleans (17-12) snapped a two-game slide.

Thornton made 7-of-10 shots, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, as New Orleans shot 54 percent (41-of-76) and sank 8-of-16 from the arc. Okafor made 8-of-13 shots and Marco Belinelli scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

New Orleans led by seven points at halftime before outscoring New Jersey, 26-13, in the third quarter to take an 83-63 lead.

Devin Harris had 21 points and eight assists abd Brook Lopez scored 16 points for New Jersey (9-21), which was outrebounded, 48-30, and has lost 11 of its last 12 on the road.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   New Orleans
Devin Harris 21 Scoring Emeka Okafor 21
Devin Harris 8 Assists Chris Paul 14
Troy Murphy 7 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 10
Brook Lopez 4 Free Throws Made Emeka Okafor 5
Sasha Vujacic 2 Steals Chris Paul 2
Johan Petro 2 Blocks Jason Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 91 45.7 4-15 13-14 21 30 4 5 7
New Orleans 105 53.9 8-16 15-21 27 48 6 4 14

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Hornets have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Nets have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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