Hornets Get Rare Win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points

and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped an

eight-game skid with an 86-80 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday


Marco Belinelli and Gustavo Ayon each added 13 points for New

Orleans, which led by as many as 20 in the third quarter before

holding on for only its third victory in 26 games. Greivis Vasquez

had 12 points and 10 assists.

Al Jefferson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which was

playing the second of back-to-back games after winning in Memphis

on Sunday night. The Jazz turned the ball over 20 times, but still

managed to get as close as three points in the final minute.

Derrick Favors added 14 points for Utah.