Hornets win 108-103 over the Warriors in a very exciting game.
David West had 24 points and Tyson Chandler had 16 rebounds. Chris Paul had 11 assists and also hit the game—winning layup with approximately 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Corey Maggette had 27 points and Stephen Jackson had 26 for the Warriors.
Jackson played the full 48 minutes and never took a break. Don Nelson was not thinking apparently.
Nelson did not play Brandan Wright, Marco Belinelli, Marcus Williams, or Anthony Randolph, which is a questionable move not playing these youngsters.
Warriors had a double—digit lead in the second quarter but the Hornets were never out of it.
Fans had a feeling the Hornets were never out of the game and would come back to win in the second half, and that is exactly what they did.
The Warriors did most of their damage when Paul was out of the game.
Warriors rookie Demarcus Nelson played well and had six points.
The most impressive player for the Warriors was Kelenna Azuibuike. He had 17 points in 21 minutes of action.
Hilton Armstrong had a monster dunk in the second quarter for the Hornets as well.
The Warriors had a chance to take the lead in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter but Jackson turned the ball over while making an inbound pass to Maggette.
James Posey is a great addition to the Hornets team. He plays tough defense and can hit the open three.
Ronny Turiaf endeared himself to Warrior fans by blocking four shots and playing good defense.
Hornets play the Suns tonight, and the Warriors play against the Raptors in Toronto on Friday.