Chris Paul And Clippers Defeat Hornets 107-98
Eric Gordon (pictured left) led the Hornets in scoring with 17 in his first game against against his former team. Al-Farouq Aminu added 14. Both players were involved in the trade that sent Paul from the Hornets to the Clippers before the season.
It was an extremely physical game, with 58 fouls called in all. Several flagrant and technical fouls were charged to both clubs as well.
Hornets Center Jason Smith was booed by the Clipper fans everytime he touched the ball. In a matchup earlier this season, Smith was ejected and suspended two games for a hard foul on Clipper All-Star Blake Griffin. All the jeers didn’t keep Smith from achieving a solid stat line of 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and 1 steal.
New Orleans only has two games left, both taking place on the road. Tuesday night they’ll battle the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. Tip-off is set for 9:30.