Hornets 96, Kings 94
David West had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans
Hornets held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 96-94 on Tuesday
Andres Nocioni had a chance to tied it when he rebounded Tyreke
Evans’ miss and was fouled with just over a second left. He missed
his first free throw, then was forced to miss the second in hopes
of a putback that never had a chance because of a Kings lane
Hornets reserve Darius Songaila scored 11 points, none bigger
than his inside basket with 12 seconds left that put New Orleans
ahead for good. Chris Paul, in his second game back from a sprained
left ankle, had 15 points and 12 assists. Emeka Okafor added 17
points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans.
Evans led the Kings with 25 points.