Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/3/12
NEW ORLEANS - Forward Ryan Anderson scored 22 points and center Robin Lopez tied his season high with 21points in just 23 minutes of playing time to power the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-81 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets (5-11), who had lost nine of their previous 10 games, handed the Bucks their 11th consecutive loss in New Orleans. Lopez was the catalyst in a 13-0 Hornets run in the third quarter, scoring eight consecutive points in that spurt as New Orleans took a 71-60 lead with 4:11 left in the period. Lopez took a feed from Greivis Vasquez for his first basket, hit a 17-footer from the right wing, then scrambled on the floor to grab a loose ball and dunk it home. When the Bucks answered with five straight, Anderson drove around Ersan Ilyasova for a layup, then hit an 18-footer to put New Orleans up 75-64. Leading 81-72, New Orleans scored eight straight - four by Jason Smith - to open an 89-72 lead with 5:58 left. ...
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