David West scored 19 points, Chris Paul had 14 points and 13 assists and the New Orleans Hornets moved above .500 for the first time this season by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-92 on Wednesday night.
A trip to the arena they called home for two seasons following
Hurricane Katrina helped the Hornets improve their miserable road
record. New Orleans has won back-to-back road games for the first
time this season and improved to 10-5 since Paul returned from an
ankle injury that forced him to miss eight games.
Paul served as a facilitator for much of the night but
maneuvered into the lane and rolled in a layup with 11.1 seconds
left to put New Orleans up 95-92.
Russell Westbrook missed an off-balance 3-pointer that would've
tied it in the closing seconds.