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Boston Falls 83-81 to Hornets - Recap

Boston Falls 83-81 to Hornets - Recap

Chris Paul scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 assists for New Orleans on Friday, leading the Hornets to an 83-81 victory over Boston at TD Garden.

New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 184.5.

New Orleans got 19 points from David West and another 18 points from Emeka Okafor. Chris Paul contributed 11 assists, while Emeka Okafor cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

Boston got 18 points from Ray Allen in a losing cause and another 12 points from Paul Pierce. Ray Allen contributed 4 assists for the Celtics, while Paul Pierce had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 39-37 at the break.

Boston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-35.

New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wizards. The Celtics will aim to get back on the winning track at Toronto.