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New Orleans Hornets Team Report – November 16

=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – November 16 ===

(Sports Network) – Baron Davis scored 23 points and handed out eight assists
as the Hornets crushed Portland, 101-79, on Saturday.

Darrell Armstrong added 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting off the bench for the
Hornets, who won their second in a row overall and fifth straight at home
against Portland.

New Orleans held a slim one-point lead at the half, but found itself down
61-60 when Portland’s Damon Stoudamire made a technical free throw as the
result of an illegal defense call.

However, that would be the last lead for the Blazers as the Hornets responded
with a 24-8 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters and turned a close
game into a laugher.

David Wesley scored 16 points, Steve Smith finished with 13 and Jamaal
Magloire netted 12 for the Hornets, who shot 50 percent (40-of-80) from the
field. New Orleans went 9-for-19 from three-point range, with Armstrong going
4-of-6 from beyond the arc.

P.J. Brown grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with four points for New Orleans.

The Hornets had the edge in rebounding (46-40), fast break points (29-6) and
points in the paint (40-28).

The Hornets have not lost at home to Portland since losing at Charlotte on
February 26, 1999.

New Orleans has a few days off before facing New Jersey at the Meadowlands on