x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Hornets sting Portland

David West scored 25 points and Chris Paul added 17 and 11 assists as the New Orleans Hornets posted a 92-77 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

David West scored 25 points and Chris Paul added 17 and 11 assists as the New Orleans Hornets posted a 92-77 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. James Posey chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Hornets, who were tied with the Blazers at 61-61 after three quarters, before they stepped up a gear in the final quarter to see off their battling opponents.

Meanwhile, Rashard Lewis scored 17 points and Jameer Nelson added 16 to get the Orlando Magic back to winning ways with a 86-76 victory over the Miami Heat, while the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 94-73. * PA Sport