The Hornets remain undefeated under head coach Monty Williams.

Chris Paul scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Hornets beat Denver 101-95 Friday night at New Orleans Arena.

The Hornets, 2-0, were 10 for 10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets have been a thorn in the Hornets side. Two years ago, the Nuggets embarrassed the Hornets in 5 games in the a first round Western Conference playoff series. The series included a 58 point loss at home to Denver.

David West scored 17 points. Emeka Okafor had 13 points, and 8 rebounds.

Carmelo Anthony, subject of trade rumors, led Denver with 24 points. Chauncey Billups scored 20.