The Hornets got a 25-point performance from Chris Paul as New Orleans ran past San Antonio 99-90 on Saturday at AT&T Center.
Bettors who backed the Hornets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 9 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 196.5.
New Orleans got 18 points from David West and another 17 points from Marcus Thornton. Chris Paul contributed 5 assists, while Chris Paul cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
San Antonio got 23 points from Manu Ginobili in a losing cause and another 18 points from Richard Jefferson. George Hill contributed 7 assists for the Spurs, while DeJuan Blair had 11 rebounds.
New Orleans led at halftime, 43-42.
San Antonio won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-40.
Next game, New Orleans takes its act on the road to face Houston looking for another win. For San Antonio, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.