Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Paul and Bonzi shine as Hornets beat Bulls


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 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Paul's shooting touch kept the Hornets in the game as they trailed throughout almost the entire second half. He finished the game 15-for-21 from the floor. Paul also had three steals and only two turnovers.

Bonzi Wells, who scored 19 points, added two free throws and a dunk in the next two possessions to seal the Hornets' victory.