Hornets Suffer First Loss

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

Friday night.

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).