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Hornets win one for Bower against Clippers

Hornets win one for Bower against Clippers

The Hornets enjoyed their largest lead at 95-79 when Marcus Thornton hit a pair of 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles called timeout after the second one, then began to chip away at the deficit.

Al Thornton scored two quick baskets on strong inside moves, the second as he was fouled. He and Davis combined for back-to-back driving layups later to pull Los Angeles to 97-88.

After West's free throws, Davis, who was 7 of 21 shooting, hit his first 3 in eight tries.

The Hornets finally stalled the Clippers' momentum when West tipped in James Posey's driving dunk attempt as it rattled out with 2:15 to go. West then added a jumper to make it 103-91.

New Orleans outrebounded the Clippers 51-36 and outscored Los Angeles at the foul line, 28-17.


The Clippers have lost 11 straight to the Hornets in the regular season. ... In these teams' first meeting in Los Angeles eight nights earlier, the Hornets dominated in an 112-84 victory, during which Devin Brown tied a career high with 25 points. ... Reserve center Hilton Armstrong did not dress because of a right shoulder sprain that occurred in Monday's practice.

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Added: November 18, 2009


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