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Hornets Chris Paul stings the Spurs

by james on May 6th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Chris Paul with 2 of his 30 in game 2

Image details: San Antonio Spurs v New Orleans Hornets, Game 2 served by picapp.com

David West had tortured the Spurs in game one of the series, so San Antonio made all the adjustments to stop David West. That did not stop the New Orleans Hornets.

New Orleans 102, San Antonio 98

This game ought to add fuel to the Kobe Bryant MVP award discussions. Chris Paul was absolutely unstoppable. Chris was helped out by a great shooting effort by Peja Stojakovic.

With razzle-dazzle dribbles and a driving floater that couldn’t miss, Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-84 victory Monday night and a 2-0 lead over the Spurs in their second-round series.

Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Hornets, who’ve won both games by wide margins in becoming the first team to put San Antonio in an 0-2 playoff hole since 2001, when the Spurs were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals.


David West, the unknown All Star, was held to 10 points on 2 for 11 shooting. West did manage 10 rebounds.

Tim Duncan

For the Spurs to win Tim Duncan has to play really well. So far he is struggling to get on track.

Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 18 points and eight rebounds, far better than his miserable Game 1, when he tied a career playoff low with five points and three rebounds. But by the final minutes, Duncan was on the bench, resting his cheek on his hand with a dejected 100-yard stare.

Manu Ginobili had 13 points for the Spurs and Tony Parker 11. Brent Barry added 14, some of it when the game was out of reach in the fourth quarter.

The only hope for San Antonio is the fact that the series now goes back to San Antonio. A little home cooking is just what they need right now.

Meanwhile, New Orleans is hot and Chris Paul is hotter.

NBA Basketball special comment Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant are trading great games. Should the playoffs be allowed to influence the MVP award?

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1 opinion for Hornets Chris Paul stings the Spurs

  • Dannie
    May 6, 2008 at 8:39 am

    CP3 is the best player in the league right now the way he is leading his team to rather easy victories over more experienced clubs. He may not win the regular season MVP but the way he and the Hornets are playing wouldn’t be surprised if he won Finals MVP.

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