Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/10

Game 1: Saturday, October 10th
Thunder79Final
Hornets88

Thunder 79

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Hornets 88

(1-2, 1-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, October 10, 2009

    Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

    1 2 3 4 T
    OKC 24 25 20 1079
    NO 23 21 21 2388

    Hornets 88, Thunder 79

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Paul scored 23 points and the New Orleans Hornets closed the game with a 13-0 run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-79 victory on Saturday.

    Byron Mullens? two free throws remaining with 5:05 left gave the Thunder (0-2) a 79-75 lead. But Paul, who came in with 3:45 remaining after sitting out much of the fourth quarter, scored five points down the stretch to give the Hornets their first win of the preseason.

    Devin Brown added 13 points and was the only other Hornets player in double figures. Jeff Green scored 15 points and Nenad Krstic 14 for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka added 12 points.

    Kevin Durant had 11 points but struggled from the field, making 2 of 11 attempts.

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