Stojakovic Leads Hornets Past Nuggets

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peja Stojakovic matched a season high with 26 points and the New Orleans Hornets used stifling defense to beat the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Wednesday night.

Devin Brown added a season-high 18 points for New Orleans, hitting six of his seven shots, including all three 3-pointers. Chris Paul had 12 points and 10 assists.

Kenyon Martin scored 22 points, and J.R. Smith had 20 for Denver, which was 7-20 from the field in the final quarter.

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