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Paul, Hornets hope to remain undefeated at home

Nov 24, 2006 - 3:56 PM Minnesota (4-6) at New Orleans (8-4) 8:00 pm EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (Ticker) - The New Orleans Hornets are glad to see the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves bring their road woes to town.

Chris Paul and the Hornets put their unblemished home record on the line when the Timberwolves pay a visit Friday.

Between the Ford Center and New Orleans Arena, the Hornets will try to improve to 5-0 at home for the first time since winning the first 11 matchups of the 2002-03 campaign.

Desmond Mason and Peja Stojakovic scored 21 points apiece and Paul added 18 as the Hornets saw their four-game winning streak end with a 92-83 setback to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

Ricky Davis had 21 points and seven rebounds and perennial All-Star Kevin Garnett added 19 and nine in Minnesota's 107-89 triumph over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

After starting the season 2-0, the Timberwolves are just 2-6 since, including three consecutive road losses. They have been held under 90 points in each of those defeats.

Minnesota has won only twice in the last 21 games away from the Target Center, including once in five tries this season.

Paul scored a season-high 35 points and Stojakovic drained the game-winning 3-pointer with six-tenths of a second remaining for a 99-96 triumph over Minnesota last Saturday.

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