Hornets Win 10th Straight
New Orleans won their 10th straight game Wednesday night in Oakland. The Hornets shot 62% from the field on their way to a 112-103 victory over the Warriors. All five Hornet starters finished in double figures. Here is more from espn.com and the AP.
Chris Paul had 18 points and 17 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets matched a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory, beating the Golden State Warriors 112-103 on Wednesday night.
David West added 22 points as New Orleans kicked off a three-game West Coast trip by equaling the club’s longest unbeaten run, also produced from Feb. 21-March 13, 1998. The Hornets also avenged a disappointing seven-point home loss to the Warriors back on Jan. 5 with their fifth straight road victory.
New Orleans, owner of the NBA’s longest active winning streak, also got 19 points from Trevor Ariza and 11 from former Warrior Marco Belinelli.
Monta Ellis scored 26 points in another big night for his bid to become Golden State’s first All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997. Stephen Curry added 20 points and six assists a day after spraining his troublesome right ankle during practice and the Warriors shot 50.7 percent.
But Golden State committed 21 turnovers and couldn’t keep up with the NBA’s best defense. Or with Paul and his talented supporting cast for that matter.
The game was not as close as the final score indicates. At no point in the second half were the Hornets in danger of losing. They shot a ridiculous 68% from the field through three quarters. The NBA’s hottest team will try to set a new franchise record for consecutive wins this Saturday night in Sacramento. Tip-off versus the Kings is set for 9:00.