The New Orleans Hornets traveled to lovely New Jersey for a matchup of the two best all-around point guards in the game, and Chris Paul and Jason Kidd didn't disappoint. Kidd scored 14 points while adding 10 assists and 9 rebounds, but Paul got the edge this time, scoring a season-high 27 points, including a layup with 2.7 seconds remaining that gave the Hornets their final lead. Richard Jefferson had 32 in a losing effort, while Vince Carter (gay?) is out indefinitely.
So has the torch been passed? The reins handed over? Is Chris Paul officially the best point guard in the NBA? One thing's for certain: when the game's on the line and all you have to beat your wife with is a cookie, Jason Kidd is the guy I want taking a shot to her uterus. Hell, I bet Paul can't even wife-beat his way out of a paper bag.
Elsewhere in the Association: Pervasive evil with religious facade wins easily over Sacramento. Carlos Boozer had 32/10, Kirilenko came close to a triple-double, and Jerry Sloan went to the hospital afterwards to suffocate newborn babies… Nuggs torch Cavs 122-100. A.I. gets 37 and 8 dimes, J.R. Smith scores 29 on 10-of-13 shooting in 24 minutes off the bench, and 'Melo throws in 22 and 9 boards for good measure. LeBron James also played.