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New Orleans Hornets Team Report – January 18

=== New Orleans Hornets Team Report – January 18 ===

(Sports Network) – Baron Davis scored 16 points and dished out eight
assists, as the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Orlando Magic, 91-90, on
Saturday at New Orleans Arena.

Steve Smith came off the bench to net a team-high 17 points for the Hornets,
who snapped a three-game home losing streak with the victory. Robert Traylor
and Stacey Augmon also subbed in to notch 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Jamaal Magloire recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Smith, Augmon and Taylor combined to shoot 19-of-28 from the field, as the
Hornets’ bench scored a season-high 45 points. New Orleans’ bench had been
outscored in its previous 13 contests. Orlando’s bench only managed to score
20 points in defeat.

“They were the difference in the game,” Hornets head coach Tim Floyd said of
his reserves. “They came in when we were down 11. I thought it was the first
time we’ve really been committed to running our stuff in a long time. We just
executed, executed, executed…took quality shots each and every trip down.”

Orlando’s Tracy McGrady had an opportunity to steal the win, but he was bumped
by P.J. Brown on a layup attempt, and no foul was called with only a second
remaining.

Before Saturday’s game, the Hornets put guard David Wesley on the injured list
with a sprained left ankle.

The Hornets, who have not scored over 100 points in 16 of their last 17 games,
are off until Monday when they visit Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota
Timberwolves.

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