New Orleans 96, Denver 87

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 9, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - # Marat Kogut, #41 Ken Mauer, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 16283

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 23 31 24 18 96
Denver 22 21 23 21 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 22-16 14-5 8-11 W1
Denver 20-16 15-4 5-12 L3

Recap

Chris Paul scored 20 points and David West added 19 and eight rebounds as the New Orleans Hornets defeated the host Denver Nuggets, 96-87, on Sunday.

Trevor Ariza added 12 points and seven rebounds for New Orleans (22-16).

Al Harrington scored 20 points for Denver (20-16), which lost its third straight game.

Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony recorded just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting as speculation increases that the impending free agent will soon be dealt to the New Jersey Nets.

Willie Green had 11 points, Jarrett Jack scored 10 points and Emeka Okafor had nine points and 13 rebounds for New Orleans.

Denver’s Chauncey Billups joined Anthony in having a poor shooting game, going 2-for-12 from the field. Billups hit all nine free-throw attempts to end up with 13 points.

Nene scored 12 points for the Nuggets.

New Orleans outrebounded Denver 45-33 and held the Nuggets to 40.5 percent shooting.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Denver
Chris Paul 20 Scoring Al Harrington 20
Chris Paul 6 Assists Carmelo Anthony 4
Emeka Okafor 13 Rebounds Al Harrington 7
Chris Paul 6 Free Throws Made Chauncey Billups 9
Marco Belinelli 1 Steals Al Harrington 2
David West 2 Blocks Arron Afflalo 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 96 47.3 6-15 20-21 18 45 4 2 15
Denver 87 40.5 5-21 22-33 18 33 4 5 9

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Hornets have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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