POSTED: Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 11:38pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 10:25am
NEW ORLEANS, La (NBC33) - — Chris Paul had 27 points, 15 assist and 13 rebounds to help the New Orleans Hornets defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 93-88. For Paul it was his second career playoff triple double.
Trevor Ariza carried the load early in the game for New Orleans and finished with 19 points. Bryant was held scoreless in the first half of the contest and finished with 17 points in the losing effort. The last time Bryant went scoreless for a half in a playoff game was May 25, 2004 against Minnesota.
The series is now tied 2-2 and shifts back to Los Angeles for game five on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CT. Game six will be on Thursday in New Orleans.