CBS: Hornets coach Byron Scott called point guard Chris Paul a Hall of Famer in the making Monday night.
Paul said he wasn't ready for those credentials, but his teammate Tyson Chandler was quick to put him in the race for MVP.
Paul had game highs of 37 points and 13 assists in New Orleans' 108-97 victory against the Chicago Bulls.
He made an open 3-pointer with 2:47 left in the fourth quarter to tie it 96-all. After a steal by Jannero Pargo on the next possession, Paul found Chandler for a thundering alley-oop dunk to give the Hornets their first lead since halftime.