Hornets rout Warriors 102-87 for rare win

By Antonio Gonzalez

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, March 28 2012 10:55 p.m. MDT

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marco Belinelli had 22 points and six assists, Jarrett Jack added 20 points and nine assists and the New Orleans Hornets earned a rare victory by routing the Golden State Warriors 102-87 on Wednesday night in a matchup of shorthanded teams out of the playoff chase.

Carl Landry also chipped in 20 points and eight rebounds to help New Orleans build a 20-point lead in the third quarter and cruise to victory for a change. The Hornets, last in the Western Conference, won for only the 13th time this season.

David Lee had 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Klay Thompson scored 13 for the Warriors, who are to 2-8 since trading leading scorer Monta Ellis to Milwaukee in a move that netted injured center Andrew Bogut.

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