New Orleans 99, Orlando 93

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 11, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #36 David Jones, #64 Eli Roe
Attendance - 18944

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 28 33 19 19 99
Orlando 24 28 28 13 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 33-22 20-7 13-15 W1
Orlando 34-21 19-8 15-13 L1

Recap

David West had 17 points and 17 rebounds as the New Orleans Hornets blew a 12-point lead, but snapped their four-game losing streak with a 99-93 victory over the host Orlando Magic on Friday.
 
West made one of two free throws to give New Orleans a 96-93 lead with 24.7 seconds left, and after Orlando threw away the ensuing inbounds pass, Chris Paul made 3 of 4 free throws to seal it.

Willie Green scored 24 points for the Hornets (33-22), who improved to 26-1 when they allow 93 or less points.
 
Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Hedo Turkoglu had 16 points for the Magic (34-21). Howard was 8 for 12 from the field and 4 for 12 on free throws. He is shooting 57.9 percent from the line this season.
 
Trevor Ariza returned after missing four games with an ankle injury and had 10 points and five rebounds, while Paul had 15 points and seven assists as the Hornets improved to 17-6 against the Eastern Conference.
 
The Magic erased a nine-point deficit and tied the game 80-80 with a 19-7 run, capped by a Gilbert Arenas’ jumper at the third quarter buzzer.
 
The Magic used only eight players and their three bench players –  Earl Clark (14 points) and J.J. Reddick (14) and Arenas (11)  – scored in double figures.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Orlando
Willie Green 24 Scoring Dwight Howard 20
Chris Paul 7 Assists Jameer Nelson 5
David West 17 Rebounds Dwight Howard 17
Chris Paul 7 Free Throws Made Earl Clark 4
Aaron Gray 3 Steals Jameer Nelson 3
Trevor Ariza 2 Blocks Earl Clark 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 99 45.2 6-21 17-21 22 43 5 7 12
Orlando 93 46.2 5-21 16-25 21 41 6 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Magic have a W/L % of .657 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Hornets have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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