Recap of Monday’s Western Conference Games:
New Orleans 95 @ Dallas 98. The Mavs handed the Hornets their first defeat of the season behind 26 points from Jet Terry and 25 & 10 from Dirk. Hornets PG Chris Paul did his usual (22 pts, 9 ast, 3 stl) but he got little support from his fellow starters, although Peja Stojakovic scored a season-high 17 points off the bench in under 20 minutes of run. Dallas SG/SF Caron Butler missed his third straight game with back spasms.
Previewing Tuesday’s Western Conference Action:
LA Lakers (8-2) @
At the end of Monday’s games, here’s what Mapping the Western Conference looks like: