Tuesday , Dec , 09 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

New Orleans Hornets Team Report – December 9

=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – December 9 ===

(Sports Network) – Jamaal Magloire scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds,
as the Hornets held on to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 91-85, at New Orleans
Arena on Monday.

David Wesley and Baron Davis each netted 18 points for New Orleans, which has
won two in a row and four of its last five games. Davis, who was only 6-of-25
from the floor, also chipped in 10 assists and six boards.

New Orleans opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run, culminated by P.J.
Brown’s jumper, to grab a 77-67 lead. Milwaukee rallied, though, and was able
to close within three points twice, the last time at 84-81 on a layup by Joe
Smith with 2:18 remaining. The Hornets then received a hook shot from Magloire
to make it a five-point game.

After the Bucks’ Daniel Santiago missed a pair of free throws, Davis converted
a runner in the lane to push the advantage to seven with just 31 seconds left.

The Hornets, who led 52-45 at the break, improved to 10-1 when they lead at
halftime, and they are 12-1 when holding the lead after three quarters.

New Orleans returns to the court on Thursday when they head to the desert for
a date with the Phoenix Suns.