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The Thunder Lose To The Hornets, Take Two

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Chris Paul had a triple double in the Hornets 109-97 win over the Thunder. With 29 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, Paul had help from David West who scored a season-high 33 points. Oklahoma City, who fired their coach P.J. Carlesimo Saturday was playing under the guidance of interim coach Scott Brooks. Clearly the change wasn't enough, as the Thunder dropped two games to the Hornets in as many days. • The Rockets won their fifth in as many games with a 100-95 win over Orlando. Yao Ming, my new favorite commercial star, had 22 points and 13 rebounds. Tracy McGrady and Rafter Alston each had 17 points while the Magic's Jameer Nelson led his team with 21 points and six assists. Dwight Howard spent the game in foul trouble and was not much of a factor. • Dwayne Wade, Yao's commercial co-star, scored 38 points helping the Heat recover from 15 points down to beat the Pacers 109-100, despite feeling flu-like symptoms. Maybe it was something he ate. • Despite playing with only seven players, the Knicks knocked off the Wizards 122-117 in an offensive battle. Quentin Richardson led the team with 34 points, with 7 three pointers. Nate Robinson contributed with 27 points, Wilson Chandler had 23, and David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds to hand the Wizards franchise their worst starting record in 40 years. I know he just got a contract extension, but can we fire Eddie Jordan. Please?

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