Paul, Hornets shut down Bucks

Chris Paul went for 30 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and four steals to lead the New Orleans Hornets over the Milwaukee Bucks 95-86 on Friday night.

New Orleans covered as 4.5-point road favorites as the game played under the 197.5-point total listed by oddsmakers.

David West added 21 points and 10 boards for the Hornets, who got 17 points from Rasual Butler in the win.

Richard Jefferson dropped 27 points for Milwaukee, while Charlie Bell chipped in with 15 points off the bench for the Bucks.