For the Hornets, 104; for the Mavericks, 93. New Orleans point guard Chris Paul misses a triple-double by one steal. He had 31 points (11-of-20 shooting), 11 assists and nine steals, going for the TD the hard way. Oh yes, and five rebounds.
Jason Kidd, making his second-act debut with the Mavericks, checked in after a weird, wacky week with eight points (3-of-6 shooting), six rebounds, five assists, three steals and six turnovers.
NBA beat writer Jan Hubbard will be along in a couple of hours to tell you what happened and why at www.star-telegram.com/sports.