New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 81

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #10 Ron Garretson, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 12321

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 28 22 17 14 81
New Orleans 30 23 24 25 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 8-8 4-4 4-4 L1
New Orleans 5-11 3-6 2-5 W1

Recap

Hornets 102, Bucks 81: Robin Lopez scored 11 of his season-high tying 21 points during a decisive third-quarter run and host New Orleans posted just its second victory in its last 11 games.

Lopez was 8-for-10 from the floor and scored 11 points during a 13-0 run as the Hornets turned a 60-58 deficit into a 71-60 edge with 4:15 remaining.

Ryan Anderson led the way with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting as New Orleans won its 10th straight home game against Milwaukee. Jason Smith contributed 12 points and Greivis Vasquez chipped in 11 and nine assists as the Hornets shot 52.4 percent and posted their most lopsided victory of the season.

Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 25 points but made just 10 of 23 shot attempts. Monta Ellis added 17 for the Bucks, who shot a season-low 38.2 percent and scored just 31 points in the second half.

After Lopez's barrage, the Hornets took a 77-67 lead into the fourth on Anderson's fadeaway. They opened the fourth with a 12-2 run and the outcome was never in doubt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles stuck with the same starting lineup that gave up the game's first 17 points to Boston on Saturday. ... Bucks F Mike Dunleavy returned after sitting out with a knee injury but scored just six points in 20 minutes. ... New Orleans has not lost to Milwaukee at home since 2003 and has shot over 52 percent in both meetings this season.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   New Orleans
Brandon Jennings 25 Scoring Ryan Anderson 22
Monta Ellis 6 Assists Greivis Vasquez 9
Luc Mbah a Moute 8 Rebounds Ryan Anderson 7
Monta Ellis 5 Free Throws Made Robin Lopez 5
Larry Sanders 2 Steals Jason Smith 3
Larry Sanders 7 Blocks Robin Lopez 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 81 38.2 8-19 15-23 20 40 9 5 16
New Orleans 102 52.4 5-12 11-11 29 37 2 11 12

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Hornets have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Bucks have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .625 after a loss.