The Hornets beat the Nets

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Published: November 13, 2007

Ah, nothing like winning a game you should have lost.

The Hornets looked to be headed to their third loss in four games last night in Joisey, but Chris Paul grabbed the game by the balls and led his team back from an 11-point defecit with less than five minutes to go. In that stretch, Paul hit a triple, dished a pair of assists, baited Jason Kidd into an offensive foul, stole a rebound from Jason Collins' slippery mitts before dishing another dime to Morris Peterson for the four-point play, then went ahead and banked in the game winner.

Final score: Hornets 84, Nets 82 (recap | box | video).

Chris Paul with the KA-BLAH!!

Man, it must suck not having Chris Paul on your favorite team.

The game last night did a lot to wash the lingering bad taste of that Spurs game out of my mouth. The Hornets are now 6-2 on the season, with their next three games against teams with a combined record of 3-13. Let's keep this rolling, fellas.

Notes anyone? Random shizzle style, methinks…

  • All five starters scored in double figures last night for the Hornets. Paul finished with 27, his highest output of the season to date. Tyson Chandler scored 14 and grabbed 12, his first double-double in five games.
  • ESPN's Tim Legler regurgitates the "Deron Williams or Chris Paul" debate, and says he'd rather take Williams. I think this argument is destined to be settled in the Playoffs. Maybe not this year, but it's gonna happen eventually.
  • Has anyone else noticed that the Hornets have only given up 100 points in a game once this season? Not bad when the League average is 98ppg.
  • Rough night for the bench against the Nets. 8 points on 3-of-15 shooting.
  • The Nets' Jason Collins on his turnover and subsequent foul on Mo-Pete that let the Hornets back in the game last night…

    "I tried to make up for a mistake, and ended up making another mistake."

  • Cool story on Brandon Bass' progress with the Mavs. He's averaging 10 points and 6.4 boards so far this season. Check his game log here.
  • Ryan's still pulling double duty with the blogging thing, posting about uncomfortable probing sensations at MVN and doing those funky positional analysis things over at his roots.

Hornets at it again tomorrow when they host the Sixers back in New Orleans. Gotta run.

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