New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Al-Farouq Aminu scored six of his 16 points
during a game-sealing run late in the fourth quarter, helping the New Orleans
Hornets snap a four-game slide with a 93-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Aminu also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds, and Greivis Vasquez recorded a
double-double of his own with 19 points and 12 assists for the Hornets, who
shot 52 percent from the field and allowed just 31 points in the second half.
The Suns, coming off a win at Memphis on Tuesday, received 14 points apiece
from Jared Dudley and Marcin Gortat.
A wildly back-and-forth first half featured 19 lead changes and 11 ties, but
the upper hand switched just twice after the break as the Hornets took control
with a 13-2 run midway through the third quarter.
Vasquez opened the stretch with a go-ahead layup and ended it with an alley-
oop feed to Aminu for a 73-63 advantage with 3:45 remaining in the frame.
A Gortat jumper pulled the Suns within 85-80 down the stretch, but an Eric
Gordon 21-footer followed by six consecutive points from Aminu put the game
Phoenix led, 27-26, after the first quarter and trailed by one, 54-53, at
The Suns had won four straight meetings against the Hornets ... Gordon, who
had missed two of the previous three games with a sore knee and balky back,
scored nine points on 3-of-14 shooting ... Ryan Anderson scored 14 points for
the Hornets, who had 16 fastbreak points to Phoenix's six ... Goran Dragic
logged 13 points and six assists in defeat.
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