Washington vs New Orleans Wrap - New Orleans Wins 97-89
New Orleans got 20 points from Jason Smith en route to a 97-89 victory over Washington on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 191.5.
Trevor Ariza had 16 points for New Orleans and Chris Paul chipped in with 15 points. Chris Paul had 9 assists for the Hornets, while David West was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Washington got 30 points from Nick Young in a losing cause and another 21 points from Andray Blatche. John Wall contributed 7 assists for the Wizards, while Andray Blatche had 9 rebounds.
The Hornets hit the break leading 55-44 before taking care of business in the second half.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-34.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Wizards will aim to get back on the winning track vs Orlando.