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Paul, Okafor lift Hornets past Kings, 97-92


By BRETT MARTEL, for NBA.com Posted Oct 31 2009 12:21AM

NEW ORLEANS(AP) Who needs the preseason?

Emeka Okafor, a year-round fitness fanatic, missed it and seems to be doing fine.

Chris Paul scored 31 points and Okafor capped another strong performance with two key blocks in the final seconds to help the New Orleans Hornets beat the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night.

``I'm just happy that I was able to contribute, considering that I didn't have a preseason, that I could come in, have a couple decent starts and kind of put everybody's mind at ease,'' said Okafor, who came to New Orleans in a trade that sent Tyson Chandler to Charlotte. ``It was on my mind, having a decent first impression to just kind of calm everybody's nerves.''

After sitting out training camp and all eight preseason games with a sprained toe, Okafor returned for the Hornets' season-opening loss in San Antonio and was one of the bright spots with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

As the Hornets prepared to play their home opener against Sacramento, coach Byron Scott, known for his grueling training camps, smiled when asked what Okafor's debut told him, replying that his training camp and preseason apparently don't mean much.

Okafor then more or less went out and proved that very point against the Kings with 11 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for his second straight double-double. Paul scored 13 of New Orleans' last 17 points and David West added 13 points for the Hornets.

Tyreke Evans scored 22 points and Kevin Martin added 20 for Sacramento, which led 91-88 on Martin's running floater off the glass.

Paul then hit the shot of the game, a spinning layin off the glass as he was fouled while absorbing a knee to the groin. After bending over at the waist for a few seconds, Paul went to the line and made the free throw to tie it at 91 with 1:16 to go.

New Orleans led 93-91 on Okafor's one-handed follow jam of Paul's missed jumper. Sacramento's Jon Brockman missed his second of two free throws and Jason Thompson got his 12th rebound to give the Kings another possession, trailing 93-92 with 15.2 seconds left.

Evans dribbled toward the lane, but his mid-range jumper was blocked by Okafor and Paul snagged the loose ball before being fouled and hitting both free throws to make it 95-92 with 5.9 seconds left.

Sacramento then got the ball to Martin for an attempted 3 in the corner and Okafor made another key block. The Hornets quickly got the ball to Paul, who hit two more foul shots.

``It was an unbelievable block by Emeka,'' Paul said. ``I told him I was going to stay with Kevin, but he actually lost me for a second. Emeka helped me.''

Julian Wright scored 11 points in his new role as a starter and was providing pressure on Okafor's block of Evans. Peja Stojakovic, now coming off the bench behind Wright, had 10 points.

Andres Nocioni had 16 points for the Kings, who won an NBA-worst 17 games last season and are still looking for their first victory under new coach Paul Westphal.

``I'm very proud of them,'' Westphal said. ``They proved they can compete. It's the little things we need to learn as a team. ... We were in position to win the game. They closed the deal and we didn't.''

Sacramento outrebounded New Orleans 52-43, but shot only 37.5 percent (36 of 96), was outscored 26-13 at the free throw line and was held to 30.4 percent shooting in the second half (14 of 46). New Orleans shot 45.2 percent (33 of 73) for the game and had nine blocks.

The Kings led by eight points when Beno Udrih's 3-pointer capped an 8-2 run late in the third quarter to put the Kings up 73-65. Paul's driving layup and 3-pointer with a second left in the period helped the Hornets pull to 75-72.

Stojakovic's second 3-pointer of the game and Darius Songaila's fadeaway evened the score at 77 with 9:25 left, marking one of 15 ties in the game.

NOTES: Paul is averaging 28.5 points through two games. ... Former LSU star Marcus Thornton was inactive for the second time for New Orleans. Scott said that although Thornton is a good shooter, he still has a lot to learn in terms of positional play on both ends of the court. ... The Hornets are 6-1 in home openers in the New Orleans Arena. ... The Kings play next Saturday night in San Antonio, their third straight road game to open the season before they return home Monday night against Memphis. ... The announced attendance was 17,306, officially a sellout.

Kings
Hornets
     
    • 37.5%

    • 45.2%

    • 29.2%

    • 31.2%

    • 65.0%

    • 81.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC NOH
Total Rebounds 13 5
Offensive Rebounds 21 10
Turnovers 10 11
Fast Break Pts: 7 12
Biggest Lead: 8 5
Points in the Paint: 30 40
SAC NOH
p Evans   22 Paul   31
rb Thompson   12 Okafor   13
a Thompson   6 Paul   4
s May   3 West   3
b 3 players   1 Okafor   4
SAC NOH
p Evans   22 Paul   31
rb Thompson   12 Okafor   13
a Thompson   6 Paul   4
s May   3 West   3
b 3 players   1 Okafor   4
 
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  • 03/12 - SAC @ NOH
Sacramento Kings (25-57)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Mason 18:22 2-5 0-0 0-0 +7 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 4
J. Thompson F-C 39:12 4-16 0-0 1-1 -5 6 6 12 6 2 0 0 1 3 9
S. May C-F 22:22 3-4 0-0 1-2 +8 1 6 7 2 3 3 2 0 0 7
K. Martin G 41:44 9-29 2-10 0-0 +1 2 5 7 3 2 1 1 0 2 20
T. Evans G 33:12 7-13 1-3 7-8 -10 0 3 3 2 4 2 3 0 1 22
S. Hawes   14:17 1-6 0-1 0-0 -6 3 1 4 1 3 1 1 1 1 2
O. Casspi   09:48 2-5 0-1 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
J. Brockman   19:03 2-4 0-0 1-5 -3 5 5 10 1 4 0 0 0 1 5
A. Nocioni   24:11 5-8 3-6 3-4 -10 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 16
B. Udrih   17:34 1-4 1-3 0-0 +2 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 3
S. Rodriguez   00:15 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
D. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-96 7-24 13-20   21 31 52 21 24 7 10 3 9 92
  37.5% 29.2% 65.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 12
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Wright F 28:57 4-8 0-0 3-4 +7 5 2 7 2 1 0 2 0 1 11
D. West F 35:21 5-12 0-0 3-4 +2 1 7 8 2 3 3 1 2 2 13
E. Okafor C 32:05 5-8 0-0 1-1 -1 3 10 13 2 4 1 1 4 0 11
M. Peterson G 18:37 3-8 1-5 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
C. Paul G 35:44 8-14 1-1 14-15 +3 0 2 2 4 4 0 4 0 0 31
P. Stojakovic   21:48 3-9 2-5 2-2 +7 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
B. Brown   17:40 1-4 1-3 0-0 +4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 3
H. Armstrong   15:27 0-1 0-0 3-6 +7 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 2 0 3
J. Posey   21:42 2-6 0-2 0-0 +2 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
D. Songaila   12:39 2-3 0-0 0-0 +3 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 4
D. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Collison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-73 5-16 26-32   10 33 43 16 21 6 11 9 3 97
  45.2% 31.2% 81.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11

inactive

  • Kings: Garcia, Thomas
  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Thornton

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #23 Jason Phillips, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 17306
  • Duration: 2:15
Sacramento Kings (14-20) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Thompson (Paul gains possession)
  11:38 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:37 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:25 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:25  
Mason Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: May (1 AST)  11:14
[SAC 2-0]
 
  10:57 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST) 
  10:53 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
May Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:53
[SAC 3-0]
 
May Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42
[NOH 2-3]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  10:26
[SAC 5-2]
 
  10:09
[NOH 4-5]
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  09:57
[SAC 8-4]
 
  09:45 Peterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:30  
May Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  09:25  
  09:10
[NOH 6-8]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  08:49
[SAC 10-6]
 
  08:37 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:May (1 ST) 
Mason Layup Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:14
[NOH 8-10]
Peterson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Okafor (2 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:46
[SAC 12-8]
 
  07:37 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
May Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:31  
  07:31
[NOH 9-12]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:31
[NOH 10-12]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
May Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  07:14
[SAC 14-10]
 
  07:01 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:00  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:39  
  06:31 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:30  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:23  
May Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mason Substitution replaced by Hawes  05:53  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Casspi  05:53  
May Substitution replaced by Brockman  05:53  
  05:53 Peterson Substitution replaced by Stojakovic 
  05:53 Paul Substitution replaced by Brown 
  05:45
[NOH 12-14]
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hawes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:West (2 ST)  05:32  
Brockman Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:25  
  05:25
[NOH 13-14]
Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:25
[NOH 14-14]
Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  05:07 Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hawes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:03
[SAC 16-14]
 
  04:46
[NOH 16-16]
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:29
[SAC 18-16]
 
  04:19 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:18  
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  04:12  
Team Rebound  04:12  
  04:12 Stojakovic Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:12 Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Nocioni  04:12  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
Brockman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:02  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hawes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:53  
  03:53
[NOH 17-18]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:53 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:51 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:47
[NOH 20-18]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:32  
  03:32 Wright Substitution replaced by Posey 
Evans Substitution replaced by Udrih  03:32  
Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hawes Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:19  
  03:19 Armstrong Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:19 Team Rebound 
Hawes Substitution replaced by May  03:19  
  03:19 Armstrong Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:18  
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: May (2 AST)  03:03
[SAC 21-20]
 
  02:41 Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed 
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:40  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Udrih (1 AST)  02:30
[SAC 23-20]
 
  02:14
[NOH 22-23]
Posey Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:33
[NOH 24-23]
Posey Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
May Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (1 AST)  01:08
[SAC 25-24]
 
  00:56.9 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:55.7  
Brockman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Udrih (2 AST)  00:44.6
[SAC 27-24]
 
  00:44.6 Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:44.6  
Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:42.9  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  00:38.0  
Team Rebound  00:38.0  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:33.9  
Brockman Layup Shot: Missed Block: Armstrong (1 BLK)  00:32.9  
  00:31.5 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brockman Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:12.5  
  00:12.5 Armstrong Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.5 Team Rebound 
Brockman Substitution replaced by Casspi  00:12.5  
  00:12.5
[NOH 25-27]
Armstrong Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (14-20) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Udrih (3 AST)  11:44
[SAC 30-25]
 
  11:24 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Team Rebound 
  11:12 Posey Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:12 Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:10
[NOH 27-30]
Songaila Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:55 Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:55 Brown Substitution replaced by Paul 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:42 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Udrih Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:37  
  10:37
[NOH 28-30]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Udrih Substitution replaced by Evans  10:37  
  10:37 Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  10:37
[NOH 29-30]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Nocioni Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thompson (3 AST)  10:15
[SAC 32-29]
 
  09:57
[NOH 31-32]
Okafor Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
Team Rebound  09:45  
  09:45 Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright 
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Evans Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:34  
  09:31 Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (2 ST) 
  09:31 Paul Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
May Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:16  
  09:00 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:00 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
May Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:00  
  09:00
[NOH 32-32]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
May Substitution replaced by Hawes  09:00  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Martin  09:00  
  09:00
[NOH 33-32]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:31 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Nocioni Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:24
[SAC 34-33]
 
Nocioni Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:05  
  08:05 Timeout : Official 
  07:59
[NOH 35-34]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:19
[NOH 37-34]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:03
[SAC 36-37]
 
  06:49
[NOH 39-36]
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:30
[SAC 38-39]
 
  06:30 Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:30
[SAC 39-39]
 
  06:27 Paul Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:27 Paul Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:11
[NOH 41-39]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:59  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  05:47
[SAC 41-41]
 
  05:30 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:29  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:06 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:04  
Hawes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK)  04:49  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:46  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:44
[SAC 43-41]
 
Evans Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:39  
Nocioni Substitution replaced by Casspi  04:39  
  04:39
[NOH 42-43]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hawes Substitution replaced by Brockman  04:39  
  04:39 Songaila Substitution replaced by West 
  04:39 Posey Substitution replaced by Peterson 
  04:39
[NOH 43-43]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:12 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:11  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Evans Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:01  
Evans Substitution replaced by Udrih  04:01  
  04:01
[NOH 44-43]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:01
[NOH 45-43]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:47 Okafor Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Paul Violation:Kicked Ball  03:40  
Udrih Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (3 ST)  03:31  
  03:27 Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  03:25 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:23 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:22  
Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:14  
  02:58
[NOH 47-43]
West Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:38
[SAC 45-47]
 
  02:25
[NOH 49-45]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (4 AST)  02:04
[SAC 47-49]
 
  01:57 Paul Layup Shot: Missed 
Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:56  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:48  
Brockman Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:47
[SAC 49-49]
 
  01:22 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:19  
Udrih Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:15  
Udrih Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:15  
  01:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:15 Wright Substitution replaced by Brown 
  01:15 Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong 
  00:57.9 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:55.9  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.8  
Team Rebound  00:37.8  
  00:37.8 Peterson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:37.8  
Team Rebound  00:37.8  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Nocioni  00:37.8  
Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:37.8  
  00:35.9 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Udrih Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:28.0  
  00:28.0 Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:28.0 Team Rebound 
  00:28.0 Armstrong Substitution replaced by Wright 
  00:28.0
[NOH 50-49]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:14.8 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:14.8
[SAC 50-50]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Mason  00:14.8  
Udrih Substitution replaced by Rodriguez  00:14.8  
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:14.8  
Brockman Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:11.9  
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK)  00:02.0  
Rodriguez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:01.0  
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (14-20) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Mason Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (5 AST)  11:33
[SAC 52-50]
 
Mason Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:15  
  11:15
[NOH 51-52]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:15 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:13  
  10:51 Paul Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:51  
Team Rebound  10:51  
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:51
[SAC 53-51]
 
  10:30 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:29  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thompson (6 AST)  10:20
[SAC 55-51]
 
  10:12 Wright Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:12 Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Evans Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:59
[SAC 57-51]
 
  09:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:45
[NOH 53-57]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
May Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:45  
  09:45
[NOH 54-57]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Mason Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST)  09:30  
Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:27  
  09:16 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:15  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:01
[NOH 57-57]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
  08:40 Okafor Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:40
[SAC 58-57]
 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:40
[SAC 59-57]
 
  08:26 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mason (1 BLK) 
  08:23 Wright Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  08:19
[NOH 59-59]
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:01
[SAC 61-59]
 
  07:37 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  07:29 Paul Layup Shot: Missed 
May Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:28  
  07:22 Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:22
[SAC 62-59]
 
May Substitution replaced by Hawes  07:22  
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:22
[SAC 63-59]
 
  07:07 West Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:59  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:58
[SAC 65-59]
 
  06:32
[NOH 61-65]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK)  06:17  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:14  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (2 BLK)  06:12  
Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:11  
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:04
[NOH 63-65]
Paul Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  05:52 Wright Substitution replaced by Stojakovic 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:46
[SAC 67-63]
 
  05:39 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:38  
Mason Layup Shot: Missed  05:17  
Mason Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:15  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST)  05:12
[SAC 70-63]
 
  04:55
[NOH 65-70]
Peterson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Martin Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:30 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  04:28 Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:09 Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong 
  04:09 Peterson Substitution replaced by Brown 
  04:00 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:59  
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Armstrong (2 BLK)  03:47  
  03:43 Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:38 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:37  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:35  
Evans Substitution replaced by Udrih  03:35  
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  03:17
[SAC 73-65]
 
Hawes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:59  
  02:59
[NOH 66-73]
Armstrong Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  02:59
[NOH 67-73]
Armstrong Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:44  
Mason Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:11 Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:10  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:57 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:53
[NOH 69-73]
Paul Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST)  01:33
[SAC 75-69]
 
  01:13 West Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:11 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:09 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hawes (1 BLK) 
Mason Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:08  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Mason Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:34.3  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Hawes Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:08.7  
Hawes Tip Shot: Missed  00:08.7  
  00:08.1 Team Rebound 
  00:01.1
[NOH 72-75]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
Udrih Jump Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:12 Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  11:11  
May Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  10:56
[SAC 77-72]
 
  10:36
[NOH 75-77]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  10:17  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  10:16  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:59 Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:May (2 ST) 
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:25
[NOH 77-77]
Songaila Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
  09:05 Armstrong Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST)  08:59  
Evans Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  08:59  
  08:59 Timeout : Official 
Evans Substitution replaced by Martin  08:59  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Brockman  08:59  
  08:46 Posey Layup Shot: Missed 
Brockman Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  08:45  
Brockman Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  08:22  
  08:06 Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:May (3 ST) 
  07:59 Armstrong Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Udrih (4 AST)  07:52
[SAC 80-77]
 
  07:31
[NOH 80-80]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Songaila (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
Team Rebound  07:04  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:04  
  07:04 Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  06:47 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brockman Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  06:46  
  06:42 Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:42
[SAC 81-80]
 
May Substitution replaced by Evans  06:42  
  06:42 Brown Substitution replaced by Paul 
  06:42 Songaila Substitution replaced by West 
Udrih Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:42  
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:42
[SAC 82-80]
 
  06:28 Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:26  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:47
[NOH 82-82]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  05:23 Paul Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:23 Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:23
[SAC 83-82]
 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:23
[SAC 84-82]
 
  05:04
[NOH 84-84]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Nocioni Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:41  
  04:41
[NOH 85-84]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  04:41
[NOH 86-84]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
Nocioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:17  
Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST)  04:12  
  03:57 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:53  
  03:41 Okafor Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:41 Okafor Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brockman (1 AST)  03:27
[SAC 87-86]
 
  03:16
[NOH 88-87]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Evans Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:49
[SAC 89-88]
 
  02:33 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  02:32  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
Martin Running Bank shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:13
[SAC 91-88]
 
  01:52 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:49  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:26  
  01:26 Posey Substitution replaced by Stojakovic 
  01:16
[NOH 90-91]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Brockman Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:16  
  01:16
[NOH 91-91]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:16  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:59.3 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  00:44.9 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  00:43.9
[NOH 93-91]
Okafor Putback Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:29.9  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.4  
Team Rebound  00:25.4  
  00:25.4 West Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:25.4
[SAC 92-93]
 
Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:25.4  
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  00:23.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:15.2  
Brockman Substitution replaced by Casspi  00:15.2  
  00:15.2 Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (3 BLK)  00:07.6  
  00:06.7 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:05.9  
  00:05.9
[NOH 94-92]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Brockman  00:05.9  
  00:05.9
[NOH 95-92]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.9  
Brockman Substitution replaced by Martin  00:05.9  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (4 BLK)  00:03.1  
  00:02.5 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:02.1  
  00:02.1
[NOH 96-92]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  00:02.1
[NOH 97-92]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CST Local Final
-- CSN-S Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAC
5th Pacific
25
57
1-9
18-23
7-34
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAC
Evans 20.1
Thompson 8.5
Evans 5.8
Hawes 1.2
Evans 1.5
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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