NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at LA Clippers|
(Monday, November 26th)
Final Score: New Orleans 105, LA Clippers 98
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Greivis Vasquez made five 3-pointers en
route to 25 points, as the New Orleans Hornets snapped a seven-game skid with
a 105-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Vasquez also dished out 10 assists and pulled down six rebounds for the
Hornets, who won for the first time since Nov. 9. Ryan Anderson and Jason
Smith added 17 points apiece.
New Orleans shot 50.7 percent from the field and went 15-of-25 from beyond the
"We came out here with a mission," Vasquez said. "Tonight our shots went in
and we got it going."
Clippers forward Caron Butler set a franchise record with nine 3-pointers. He
went 12-of-24 from the field and 9-of-15 from beyond the arc for 33 points.
Chris Paul donated 20 points, eight assists and four steals for Los Angeles,
which has lost four in a row. Blake Griffin was limited to a career-low four
points on 1-of-9 shooting.
The Clippers went 18-of-37 from three-point range to set a club record for the
most 3-pointers made in a game.
The Hornets held a 22-19 lead following a tight first quarter that featured
seven lead changes.
Holding a 31-28 edge with 8:20 remaining in the half, New Orleans went on an
8-0 run to create some distance. Brian Roberts and Anderson made 3-pointers
during the burst to make it 39-28. It was a 51-44 game at the break.
The Clippers used an 8-0 flurry midway through the third stanza to tie the
game at 68.
But the Hornets responded with a 13-2 run to close out the quarter. Smith
scored the final five points of the stanza to give New Orleans an 81-70 lead
heading to the fourth.
Los Angeles made a late run and got within six, 101-95, with 1:38 to play. The
Clippers, though, missed four 3-pointers on one possession.
The Hornets went 4-of-4 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the
"Embarrassing game for us," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "Give New
Orleans credit. They outplayed us."
The Hornets played their fifth straight game without No. 1 overall pick
Anthony Davis, who is out with a stress reaction in his left ankle ... New
Orleans went 18-of-23 from the foul line.
11/27 01:45:08 ET