New Orleans 100, Phoenix 95

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #26 Bob Delaney, #38 Michael Smith, # James Williams
Attendance - 13758

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 29 17 19 30 95
New Orleans 31 25 21 23 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 33-33 18-15 15-18 L4
New Orleans 40-30 24-10 16-20 W1

Recap

Chris Paul had 26 points and nine assists to lead the New Orleans Hornets past the visiting Phoenix Suns, 100-95, on Wednesday.

Paul connected on 9 of 16 shots and has scored 86 points over the last three games for New Orleans (40-30). Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 11 rebounds while David West notched 16 points and nine rebounds.

Jared Dudley scored 25 points and Vince Carter tallied 21 for Phoenix (33-33), which lost its fourth consecutive contest. Grant Hill added 15 points.

Steve Nash was back in the lineup for the Suns and had eight points and 10 assists in 34-plus minutes. He missed the previous two games with a pelvic injury.

New Orleans used a 9-0 run early in the second quarter to take a 42-32 lead. The lead grew to 19 in the third quarter after Paul’s basket capped an 11-0 run that gave the Hornets a 71-52 lead with 6:56 left in the period.

The Suns got within 95-91 with 21.4 seconds left on Dudley’s fifth 3-pointer of the game but New Orleans held off the charge.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   New Orleans
Jared Dudley 25 Scoring Chris Paul 26
Steve Nash 10 Assists Chris Paul 9
Jared Dudley 8 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 11
Jared Dudley 4 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 6
Vince Carter 2 Steals Chris Paul 3
Robin Lopez 2 Blocks Trevor Ariza 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 95 43.2 14-34 11-13 24 36 4 5 17
New Orleans 100 47.5 6-17 18-23 22 43 6 5 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Boston. The Hornets have a W/L % of .641 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Suns have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .515 after a loss.
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