NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers vs. New Orleans Hornets Game One Post-Game Reaction

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NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers vs. New Orleans Hornets Game One Post-Game Reaction
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The Los Angeles Lakers started their title defense on a sour note Sunday afternoon, falling to the New Orleans Hornets 109-100 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

The Hornets' upset was sparked by a brilliant performance from Chris Paul. Paul finished with 33 points, 14 assists, seven rebounds and four steals.

The Lakers will hope to bounce back in Game 2 on Wednesday night before traveling to New Orleans for Games 3 and 4.

Here are the highlights and lowlights from New Orleans' 109-100 victory.

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