Thornton, Hornets coast over Mavericks

Marcus Thornton poured in 28 points, as the New Orleans Hornets upended the Dallas Mavericks 115-99 on Monday night.

New Orleans cashed as 4.5-point home underdogs, while the game played OVER the 202.5-point total set by sportsbooks.

David West went for 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who got 20 points from Morris Peterson in the payday.

Jason Terry dropped 24 points off the bench for Dallas, while Dirk Nowitzki netted 16 points for the Mavericks.