New Orleans 101, Houston 93

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, # Nick Buchert, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 12728

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 38 17 16 22 93
New Orleans 21 30 23 27 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 41-38 24-15 17-23 L2
New Orleans 45-33 27-12 18-21 W2

Recap


Chris Paul narrowly missed a triple-double with 28 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds as the New Orleans Hornets clinched a playoff spot with a 101-93 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Trevor Ariza added 19 points and six steals and Jarrett Jack collected 19 points and five assists for the Hornets (45-33), who moved into a tie for sixth place in the West with the Portland Trail Blazers (45-33), one game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies (44-34) in eighth.

The Rockets (41-38) fell 3 1/2 games behind the Grizzlies, ending their hopes for a playoff berth.

Houston led, 86-81, with 6:45 left in the game before New Orleans took over. Paul drove for a layup and completed a three-point play and Ariza tied it with a short jumper with 5:39 left.

Jack stole the ball from Brad Miller on the Rockets’ next possession and buried a 3-pointer to put the Hornets back on top. Houston would tie it one more time when Kevin Martin converted a 3-point play but Paul hit two free throws to spark a 12-4 closing the contest.

Martin finished with 21 points to lead the Rockets.

Top Game Performances

Houston   New Orleans
Kevin Martin 21 Scoring Chris Paul 28
Courtney Lee 6 Assists Chris Paul 10
Chuck Hayes 10 Rebounds Carl Landry 9
Kevin Martin 4 Free Throws Made Jarrett Jack 7
Kevin Martin 2 Steals Trevor Ariza 6
N/A Blocks Carl Landry 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 93 46.2 9-24 12-13 26 38 0 3 18
New Orleans 101 45.7 5-10 22-26 20 38 2 13 11

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Hornets have a W/L % of .614 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Rockets have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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