New Orleans 106, Phoenix 100

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 25, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #9 Derrick Stafford, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18422

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 21 29 23 33 106
Phoenix 27 29 22 22 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 42-31 24-11 18-20 W2
Phoenix 36-35 20-16 16-19 L1

Recap


Chris Paul collected 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the visiting New Orleans Hornets escaped with a 106-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

Carl Landry, starting in place of the injured David West, added 19 points and Jarrett Jack chipped in 17 off the bench for the Hornets (42-31), who stayed two games clear of the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies (40-33) in the Western Conference. New Orleans remained one-half game behind Portland (42-30) for sixth and 3 1/2 games ahead of Houston (38-34), which holds down the ninth spot.

The Suns (36-35) remained three full games behind the Grizzlies.

Phoenix led 96-93 after Channing Frye hit a 3-pointer with 4:31 left, but New Orleans took over from there, getting four points from Paul during a 9-2 run over the next 3:30 to take a 102-98 advantage with less than a minute to play.

Jared Dudley made it a one-possession game with a pair of free throws, but Emeka Okafor grabbed an offensive rebound and put it in with 25 seconds remaining to put the game away.

Marcin Gortat collected 18 points and 10 rebounds and Grant Hill scored 18 for the Suns.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Phoenix
Chris Paul 22 Scoring Marcin Gortat 18
Chris Paul 7 Assists Steve Nash 8
Emeka Okafor 12 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 10
Willie Green 3 Free Throws Made Jared Dudley 5
Carl Landry 3 Steals Vince Carter 1
Emeka Okafor 2 Blocks Channing Frye 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 106 50.0 7-15 13-18 14 36 4 7 11
Phoenix 100 49.3 11-19 19-25 24 37 9 3 17

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Suns have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .543 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Hornets have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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