New Orleans 91, Oklahoma City 89

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 24, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #36 David Jones, #41 Ken Mauer, #64 Eli Roe
Attendance - 17233

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 33 12 26 18 89
New Orleans 19 31 21 20 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 28-16 16-6 12-10 L1
New Orleans 30-16 19-5 11-11 W9

Recap

David West’s jumper with 0.5 seconds left gave the host New Orleans Hornets their ninth straight win, a 91-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

Chris Paul had 24 points and nine assists and West scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Hornets (30-16), who also stopped a four-game losing streak against the Thunder.

Paul’s steal of Nick Collison's pass with nine seconds left set the stage for West’s winning shot. He leaned into Serge Ibaka to create space and stepped back before launching the 18-footer.

The Thunder threw away the inbounds pass on their final possession.

New Orleans, which has the NBA's sbest defense in the NBA at 90.9 points per game, had allowed 59 and 72 points in its last two games against Atlanta and San Antonio, respectively. However, Oklahoma City raced to a 33-19 lead after one quarter and reached 59 with 5:24 left in the third period.

The Hornets outscored the Thunder, 31-12, in the second quarter as Oklahoma City missed its first six shots of the period.

Kevin Durant had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder (28-16) but was scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who had averaged 30 points in his last four games, finished with 18 and 10 assists. Jeff Green added 19 points and seven rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   New Orleans
Kevin Durant 22 Scoring Chris Paul 24
Russell Westbrook 10 Assists Chris Paul 9
Serge Ibaka 10 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 9
Kevin Durant 6 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 8
Eric Maynor 1 Steals Chris Paul 3
Serge Ibaka 2 Blocks Emeka Okafor 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 89 46.5 6-16 17-20 20 41 2 2 17
New Orleans 91 45.5 4-15 17-23 18 33 7 9 10

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Hornets have a W/L % of .724 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Thunder have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .812 after a loss.
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