NEW ORLEANS—It was another routine night for the New Orleans Hornets. Hold the opposition to under 100 points, cause turnovers, and spread the scoring around to several.
The result was a 101-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday night at New Orleans Arena. The Hornets, 7-0, extended their franchise record for best start in club history. Head coach Monty Williams becomes only the 5th coach in NBA history to win his first 7 games.
The Hornets trailed the Clippers 2-0, then went on an 11-2 run that capped by a Trevor Ariza three point shot out of the right corner. The Hornets led 48-41 at the half.
Guard Willie Green came off the Hornets bench to lead New Orleans in scoring with 19 points. Jerryd Bayless had 15 points, his high point total as a Hornet. The Hornets placed 6 in double figures. Chris Paul scored 13 points and handed out 8 assists in only 28:12 of action.
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 20 to the lead the Clippers. Former Hornets guard Baron Davis had 4 points in 10 minutes. He was booed by announced crowd of 12,479 every time he touched the ball.