Hornets Down Hawks At The Hive

Posted: March 6, 2008 in Hornets

Peja Stojakovic led the way with 29 points going 7-11 from 3-land, Chris Paul behind him with 23. David West missed Wednesday night’s contest with a sprained ankle and is expected to miss Friday’s contest with the New Jersey Nets. “Birdman” Chris Anderson also did not play being signed back with the Hornets yesterday. He is expected to play Monday.

The Hornets were hot shooting and that allowed them to keep a nice cushion between them and the Hawks. The final was 116-101. Attendance was 12,430.

The Hornets shot 48.8% on field goals and 57.1% on the 3-ball. The Hornets also tied a franchise record with 15 made 3 point shots in a game.

Field Goals Rebounds
pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C.Paul G 38:09 9-16 3-4 2-2 +17 1 1 2 18 0 2 1 0 0 23
M.Peterson G 17:46 1-6 1-4 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
R.Bowen F 34:18 4-8 0-0 0-0 +3 1 1 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 8
P.Stojakovic F 39:15 10-19 7-11 2-2 +16 1 8 9 4 3 1 2 0 0 29
T.Chandler C 39:27 6-15 0-0 2-2 +8 11 5 16 1 3 0 2 2 1 14
J.Pargo   30:14 9-18 3-7 1-1 +17 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 22
J.Wright   22:27 6-11 1-2 0-0 +11 4 3 7 2 4 0 0 0 1 13
M.James   09:51 0-3 0-1 0-0 -2 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
M.Ely   08:33 2-3 0-0 0-2 +7 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 4

NEW ORLEANS, March 5 (AP)Chris Paul had 23 points and 18 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets tied a franchise record with 15 3-pointers in a 116-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Peja Stojakovic made six 3-pointers and led all scorers with 29 points to help the Hornets to their second straight victory and fourth in five games.

Joe Johnson scored 24 points and Mike Bibby 21 for Atlanta, which got as close as 62-59 in the third quarter but couldn’t keep pace with a New Orleans squad that kept hitting from longe range.

The Hornets are now 41-19. They still hold down the #3 spot in the Western Conference behind San Antonio and Los Angeles. They are second in the Southwest division behind San Antonio.

Other NBA News:

Boston, At 46-12, clinch the NBA’s first playoff spot with 14 remaining games on their schedule.

Houston has now won 16 straight with a convincing 117-99 win over Indiana.

NBA Scoreboard: 

Orl-122 Wash-92

Char-118 GS-109

Cle-119 NYK-105

Tor-108 Mia-83

Mil-118 Sea-106

Mem-100 NJN-93

Den-126 Phx-113

Uta-105 Min-76

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