NEW ORLEANS—The Hornets relied on an old staple, and used it to win at Minnesota.
New Orleans shot 43.8 percent from the field, but still managed a 95-81 win over the Timberwolves Friday night at Target Center. Hornets forward David West missed the game due to personal reasons.
Trevor Ariza scored 18 points, Chris Paul 17 to go along with 9 assists. The Hornets forced 19 Minnesota turnovers. The Hornets committed 7 turnovers.
Newest Hornet, Carl Landry, scored 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in his first game since being acquired via trade from Sacramento Wednesday.
The Hornets, 35-25, host Houston Sunday night at New Orleans Arena. Tipoff is 6 pm.