New Orleans 92, Washington 81

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 1, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #51 Leroy Richardson, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 16026

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 24 18 26 24 92
Washington 23 24 15 19 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 20-14 13-4 7-10 W2
Washington 8-24 8-8 0-16 L2

Recap

Trevor Ariza broke out of a recent scoring slump with 22 points - 13 of them in the third quarter - as the visiting New Orleans Hornets rebounded from a sluggish first half to beat the Washington Wizards 92-81 on Saturday.

The Wizards led 47-37 with 1:24 left in the first half, but the Hornets scored the last five points of the first half and the first eight points of the second to regain the lead.

Washington kept it close for most of the third quarter, but the Hornets scored the last six points of the session and didn't trail again.

Ariza led the comeback effort, finishing 10-of-16 from the field, and Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Hornets. Chris Paul had 13 points, 11 assists and seven steals.

After shooting 48 percent in the first half, the Wizards shot 27 percent after halftime.

Nick Young led the Wizards with 24 points, and rookie guard John Wall (12 points, 10 assists) and center JaVale McGee (12 points, 13 rebounds) had double-doubles.

Washington (8-24) has lost 16 of its past 19 games.

The Hornets (20-14) have won consecutive road games for the first time since winning at Houston on Nov. 3 and at Milwaukee on Nov. 6.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Washington
Trevor Ariza 22 Scoring Nick Young 24
Chris Paul 11 Assists John Wall 10
Emeka Okafor 15 Rebounds JaVale McGee 13
Jarrett Jack 6 Free Throws Made Nick Young 5
Chris Paul 7 Steals Andray Blatche 2
David West 1 Blocks JaVale McGee 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 92 46.2 5-16 15-21 22 43 1 15 15
Washington 81 42.9 5-19 10-11 21 37 10 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Hornets have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .533 after a loss.
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