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Chris Paul finished with a triple-double on Tuesday night -- 24 points, 15 assists, 11 rebounds and no turnovers -- as the Hornets beat the Mavericks, 99-94, to advance to the second round in five games. New Orleans won the first and last two games of the series, and with the defeat, Dallas was bounced from the playoffs in the first round for the second consecutive year.

The Hornets were in control in the fourth, leading by 17 with six minutes left to play, but let the Mavericks creep back to within three in the final minute. Up three with the ball, though, New Orleans grabbed a crucial offensive rebound and hit two free throws to ice the game with 5.7 seconds to play.

David West scored a game-high 25 for the Hornets and was joined by four other teammates in double figures, including Tyson Chandler, who scored 10 and added a game-high 14 rebounds. The Mavericks were led by Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 22, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished six assists in the loss. Seven players scored in double figures for Dallas.

New Orleans will face San Antonio in Round 2.

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Dec 1, 2007
Hornets 112, Mavs 108 | Box | Video
Chris Paul had 33 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Hornets to a 112-108 overtime victory.
Dec 14, 2007
Mavs 89, Hornets 80 | Box |Video
Jason Terry scored 25 points to lead the Mavericks to a 89-80 win over the Hornets.
February 20, 2008
Hornets 104, Mavs 93 | Box | Video
Chris Paul had 31 points, 11 assist and a career-high nine steals, spoiling Jason Kidd's debut with Dallas.
April 16, 2008
Mavs 111, Hornets 98 | Box | Video
A big third quarter run helped Dallas beat the Hornets and secure the seventh seed in the West.


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