WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored eight of his 26 points in the final three minutes Sunday to lead the New Orleans Hornets to their sixth-straight win, 115-110 over a Washington Wizards team that has turned its game up a notch since the suspension of Gilbert Arenas.
Peja Stojakovic scored 20 points, and Paul added 14 assists for the Hornets, who have won three straight away from home to improve their record to 5-13 after an abysmal start.
Paul’s jumper with 2:54 to play broke a tie at 101 to give the Hornets the lead for good. After a turnover by Washington’s Nick Young, James Posey made it a five-point lead with a 3-pointer. New Orleans shot 53 percent and set a season-high in points.