Sunday, April 6, 2008

Paul's Triple Double helps Hornets tie franchise record

NEW ORLEANS, April 6 (AP) -- Chris Paul's third season in the NBA is turning into a historic one for the New Orleans Hornets.

Paul had 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds and New Orleans tied a franchise record for single-season victories with 54 in a 108-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

It was the fourth career triple-double for Paul, who also had five steals and inspired boisterous chants of "M-V-P! M-V-P!'' from a sellout crowd that watched the Hornets (54-22) win their 11th straight home game and fourth straight overall.

note: an error on the page says New Orleans 108, Phoenix 96