Eric Gordon went off for 27 points and added 0 rebounds leading New Orleans over Atlanta, 111-100, on Friday at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Hornets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 192.5.
New Orleans got 21 points from Greivis Vasquez and another 19 points from Ryan Anderson. Greivis Vasquez contributed 12 assists, while Greivis Vasquez cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Atlanta got 23 points from Josh Smith in a losing cause and another 21 points from Jeff Teague. Jeff Teague contributed 9 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 55-50 at the break.
The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 44 boards, while Atlanta only had 33.
Next game, New Orleans takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head on the road to face Dallas.