Paul, Hornets dispatch 76ers

Chris Paul had 27 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds, and seven steals to lead the New Orleans Hornets over the Philadelphia 76ers 101-86 on Monday night.

New Orleans cashed as 2-point home favorites as the teams played under the 194-point total set by oddsmakers.

Peja Stojakovic netted 26 points for the Hornets, who got 13 points from both Rasual Butler and reserve James Posey in the cover.

Thaddeus Young led Philadelphia with 22 points, while Andre Miller added 19 points for the 76ers.