NBA: New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 81

Dec. 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Anderson and Robin Lopez teamed up for 43 points for New Orleans Monday and the Hornets registered a 102-81 victory over Milwaukee.

Anderson finished with 22 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Lopez scored nine of his 21 points during an 11-0 run in the third quarter that broke open a close game.

Jason Smith (12 points), Greivis Vasquez (11, nine assists), Lance Thomas and Austin Rivers (10 each off the bench) also fueled the Hornets, who won for just the second time in 11 games.

Brandon Jennings drained five 3-pointers on his way to 25 points, and Monta Ellis provided 17 and six assists for the Bucks, who dropped their sixth in eight games.

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