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tiggerpolice 03-26-2008 10:03 PM

New Orleans to 100-99 win over Cavaliers
 
Along with countless assists, Chris Paul has given teammate David West a rather unique nickname.

“I call David West the 17-foot assassin,” Paul said.

The Cavaliers now know why.

West calmly dropped a 17-foot jumper—coming on Paul’s 20th and most impressive assist—with 0.6 seconds remaining to give the New Orleans Hornets their fifth straight win, 100-99 over Cleveland on Wednesday night.

LeBron James’ driving layup had given the Cavaliers a 99-98 lead with 7.7 seconds left before Paul and West, the Hornets’ All-Star duo, teamed up for the game-winner.

With the 6-foot-8 James guarding him up top, Paul, who had just one turnover in 42 minutes, took an inbounds pass and drove left, picking up a screen near the foul line. Paul then drove deep in the lane, drawing three defenders before spinning and whipping a pass back to West.

Best of West: David West's last-second jumper sends New Orleans to 100-99 win over Cavaliers - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

phatoosdey 03-27-2008 12:08 AM

Re: New Orleans to 100-99 win over Cavaliers
 
next up... Boston on the road 3/28 7:30 ET
should be a good game (top two ranked teams) and we have the best road record of NBA
Boston coming off a win against Phoenix 117-97


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