Brandon Roy returned from a sore knee to score 27 points for the Portland Trail Blazers, but it wasn’t enough to stop the red-hot Hornets. LaMarcus Aldridge was the only other player to score in double figure for Portland. The Blazers shot 40 percents from the field and only 33 percents from the three-point line in the loss.
For New Orleans, Willie Green led them in scoring with 19 points and Trevor Ariza added 18 points. Chris Paul did his usual performance with 16 points and 13 assists.