Hornets hand Lakers first loss of season
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New Orleans, which improved to 5-1 this season, shot a blazing 57 percent from the floor in the contest. Additionally, the
Coming off a double-overtime victory at San Antonio on Thursday, Los Angeles looked sluggish from the start and never really got it going.
New Orleans led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter. Wesley scored seven in the period and after 12 minutes of play, the
Los Angeles chipped away at the deficit and pulled within six at 56-50 on a basket by O'Neal with just under two minutes to play in the first half.
New Orleans, though, got the lead back to nine with just seconds remaining before
New Orleans, though, responded with an 18-7 spurt. Two three-pointers by Davis started the burst and put the
The Laker starters spent the early parts of the fourth quarter stationed on the bench, and when they finally came on the court, were never able to make a run. New Orleans pulled away and turned the game into a laugher.