CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Greivis Vasquez and Jason Smith combined for 34 points Saturday and the short-handed New Orleans Hornets edged Chicago 89-82.
Vasquez put in 18 points and handed out six assists. Smith provided 16 points off the bench as the Hornets emerged with a win despite the absence of No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis.
Davis was recovering after sustaining a concussion in Friday's win over Utah.
Chicago got 19 points and eight rebounds from Luol Deng.