Clippers Cruise Past Hornets 97-85
While the L.A. Clippers will get credit for the win, the Hornets turnovers had much more to do with their loss. An NBA season-high 29 turnovers is simply embarrassing. The Clippers scored 35 points off of it.
Monty Williams, usually calm and collected, was visibly irate at his team’s performance.
Paul had a much better showing than he did last week in his return to NOLA. Chris scored a game-high 25 points and dished out a game-high 10 assists. His All-Star teammate Blake Griffin scored 20.
New Orleans remains without former Clipper Eric Gordon, who was the biggest fish in the Chris Paul trade last December. Gordon (knee) has missed all but two games this season, but is expected to return to the floor sometime in April.
The Hornets will travel to Oakland for a Wednesday night matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Tip-off is set for 9:30.