Friday, January 11, 2008

Hornets stomp Miami

Chris Paul, perfect from the field, 16 points - 16 Assists

ESPN - New Orleans (24-12), off to the best 36-game start in team history, made 13 3-pointers and shot 61 percent overall in winning for the ninth time in 11 games. Miami (8-28) is still trying to end a losing skid that has reached 10 games.

Tyson Chandler scored 19 points for the Hornets, throwing down a handful of alley-oop lobs from guards Chris Paul and Jannero Pargo.

Paul had 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting and 16 assists for New Orleans, while David West had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Stojakovic scored 15.

Pargo was 4-of-4 shooting for nine points, meaning he and fellow guards Jackson and Paul were a combined 20-of-20 from the field.

"I don't think I've ever seen that -- ever -- with the kind of shooting Paul, Pargo and Bobby Jackson had tonight," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "They were getting good shots. They had had good rhythm and we weren't changing the rhythm of their shots."