Hornets Beat Bucks, Get Fifth Straight

Posted: January 22, 2008 in Hornets

The Hornets started off slow against the Milwaukee Bucks falling behind at one point 24-17, but the Hornets were too much for the sub .500 Bucks to handle down the stretch who ended up on the losing end of a 106-92 ball game.

All five Hornets scored in double figures with CP3 and Tyson Chandler leading the way.

TC-20

Peja-18

D. West-16

CP3-16

Mo Pete-14

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21 (AP)Chris Paul reached out and casually tapped knuckles with center Tyson Chandler before heading out of the Hornets’ locker room and on his way home.

The emerging New Orleans stars are getting along as much like friends as teammates, and the longer they play together, the more formidable a combination they become.

Chandler had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets won their fifth straight game Monday, 106-92 over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Four of Chandler’s baskets came on alley-oop dunks, three set up by Paul, who finished with 16 points and 10 assists.

It was the third straight game in which Chandler and Paul reached double figures in two categories. It was the 14th time they’ve done it this season, all resulting in New Orleans victories.

“It’s absolutely crazy, but it’s just like with your best friend or your buddy – you can understand what they’re thinking before they even say it,” Chandler said. “It’s all about eye contact and feeling the game. I know exactly what he’s thinking and what he wants out there, and he knows what I want to do.”

Added Paul: “I couldn’t imagine playing with another center other than Tyson right now. He’s helped me out so much, just having that option to throw it to the rim. … I think we compliment each other really well.”

And that’s only two players on an entire team that seems to be playing well lately.

Peja Stojakovic scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, while David West had 16 and Morris Peterson added 14, treating a jubilant home crowd to New Orleans’ fourth straight double-digit victory at home.

The Hornets are 16-0 when reaching 100 points.

“Right now, we have the ultimate confidence,” Paul said. “We approach every game knowing that we want to win … that this team is going to win.”

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Comments
  1. saintseester says:

    Yo! Jake, sorry man. I was just trying to be silly; didn’t mean to offend. Was just wrapped up in the hunkness on NOLA chick’s blog.

    I like your new look over here.

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