New Orleans 98, L.A. Clippers 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:35 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #55 Bill Kennedy, #64 Eli Roe
Attendance - 17537

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 16 22 24 25 87
New Orleans 23 22 28 25 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 21-37 16-14 5-23 L2
New Orleans 34-25 21-8 13-17 W1

Recap

David West scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 and 10 assists to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 98-87 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Willie Green scored seven of his 17 points during a decisive third-quarter run as New Orleans (34-25) snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the third time in 12 games.

Blake Griffin had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles (21-37), which dropped to 2-8 on its current 11-game road trip.

Griffin’s basket pulled the Clippers within 53-50 with 7:24 left in the third quarter before Green scored seven straight New Orleans points to boost the lead to nine. Paul’s layup with 3:09 left capped a 15-4 run that put New Orleans ahead by 14 points.

Randy Foye had 15 points and nine assists and Chris Kaman scored 14 points for the Clippers.

New Orleans guard Marco Belinelli scored 12 points, all coming during a seven-minute sequence in the second quarter.

The Hornets shot 51.3 percent from the field and forced 21 turnovers.

Clippers guard Baron Davis missed the game with soreness in his left knee.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   New Orleans
Blake Griffin 21 Scoring David West 22
Randy Foye 9 Assists Chris Paul 10
Blake Griffin 13 Rebounds David West 8
Blake Griffin 5 Free Throws Made Jarrett Jack 4
Randy Foye 2 Steals Chris Paul 3
Blake Griffin 2 Blocks Jason Smith 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 87 47.1 7-15 14-21 23 32 3 3 23
New Orleans 98 51.3 3-11 15-21 26 36 2 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Hornets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Clippers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .324 after a loss.
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