New Orleans 114, Sacramento 105

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 21, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #76 Steven Anderson, #23 Jason Phillips, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 10880

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 18 21 37 29 105
New Orleans 30 34 23 27 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 16-26 12-10 4-16 L1
New Orleans 14-27 7-14 7-13 W1

Recap

Hornets 114, Kings 105: Ryan Anderson scored 17 of his 27 points in the second quarter as New Orleans held on to beat visiting Sacramento.

Anderson knocked down seven 3-pointers for the Hornets, who prevailed for just the seventh time in 21 home games. Greivis Vasquez added 19 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds while Eric Gordon poured in 16 points in the win.

DeMarcus Cousins racked up 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Kings, who finished 1-2 on their three-game road trip. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and Tyreke Evans added 16.

Anderson's second-quarter scoring barrage - highlighted by four 3-pointers in a span of less than three minutes - guided the Hornets to a 64-39 halftime lead. The Kings caught fire in the third, with Cousins scoring eight straight Sacramento points early and Evans converting three layups during a 17-0 run that trimmed the deficit to 87-76 entering the fourth.

Five straight Kings points early in the final period made it a 10-point game, but Anderson responded with back-to-back 3s to stretch the advantage to 97-83.  A Vasquez 3-pointer stemmed a Sacramento rally with 2:10 remaining, and Anderson hit a jumper in the final minute to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hornets overcame 15 turnovers which led to 22 Sacramento points. ... The double-double was Vasquez's 15th of the season, tied with Russell Westbrook for third among point guards. Only Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo (17 apiece) have more. ... The Kings shot just 3-for-15 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   New Orleans
DeMarcus Cousins 29 Scoring Ryan Anderson 27
Tyreke Evans 4 Assists Greivis Vasquez 11
DeMarcus Cousins 13 Rebounds Al-Farouq Aminu 11
DeMarcus Cousins 7 Free Throws Made Jason Smith 4
Tyreke Evans 2 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 1
James Johnson 1 Blocks Anthony Davis 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 105 46.9 3-15 26-32 18 36 1 5 11
New Orleans 114 48.3 12-25 16-21 25 49 4 4 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Hornets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Kings have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .400 after a loss.