Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chris Paul records triple double in loss to Rockets

Yahoo! Sports:

Chris Paul and David West put up some gaudy numbers for the New Orleans Hornets. Somehow, the Houston Rockets came away with the win anyway.

Aaron Brooks scored 27 points, Luis Scola added 13 points and 12 rebounds and the Rockets overcame Paul’s triple-double and West’s career game for a 108-100 win over the Hornets.

Paul had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his 11th career triple-double and first this season. West had 44 points and 12 rebounds, but the Hornets still slipped to 2-13 on the road this season.

“We’re trying to pick up wins, especially out on the road,” said West, who hit 18 of 30 shots. “We got the rhythm that we wanted, but we just weren’t able to sustain it.”