New Orleans got 17 points from David West en route to a 75-71 victory over Sacramento on Sunday at ARCO Arena.
New Orleans won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 4.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 198.5.
Trevor Ariza had 16 points for New Orleans and Marco Belinelli chipped in with 12 points. Chris Paul had 14 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
Sacramento got 15 points from Donte Greene in a losing cause and another 11 points from Luther Head. Tyreke Evans contributed 5 assists for the Kings, while Samuel Dalembert had 10 rebounds.
Sacramento had a 51-49 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, New Orleans takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Sacramento, they head on the road to face Utah.