NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hakim Warrick scored 18 points in a reserve
role, and the Phoenix Suns won for the first time this young season
while handing the New Orleans Hornets their first loss, 93-78 on
Channing Frye added 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Suns, who
had opened the season with two losses, one to New Orleans in their
home opener Monday night. Jared Dudley added 16 points, while Steve
Nash dished out 12 assists.
Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon missed a second straight game
with a bruised right knee, and this time New Orleans could not
compensate for the prolific scorer's absence.
Carl Landry led New Orleans with 17 points, while Emeka Okafor
had 10 points and 16 rebounds, but the Hornets shot only 29 percent
(26 of 90).