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Mavericks Fall 99-97 Against New Orleans - Game Recap

Chris Paul scored 20 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading New Orleans over Dallas, 99-97, on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

New Orleans won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 192.5.

Marco Belinelli had 17 points for New Orleans and David West chipped in with 17 points. Chris Paul had 11 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

The Mavericks got a 29-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki, who was supported by 16 points from Jason Terry. Jason Kidd had 8 assists in a losing cause for Dallas, while Dirk Nowitzki grabbed 9 rebounds.

New Orleans trailed at halftime, 52-42.

Dallas had a 35-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cavaliers. The Mavericks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.