Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks made 12 3-pointers to stay perfect on the young season while handing the New Orleans Hornets their first loss, 87-79 on Wednesday night.
Reserve Flip Murray added 14 points for the Hawks (3-0), hitting a pair of 3s in the fourth quarter, including one as the shot clock expired during a 14-2 surge that put Atlanta in the lead for good. Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists for New Orleans (3-1). David West added 15 points and James Posey 10.
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