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NBA: New Orleans 111, Atlanta 100

Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

ATLANTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Greivis Vasquez put together the first triple-double of his career Friday and Eric Gordon scored 27 points in boosting New Orleans over Atlanta 111-100.

The Hornets turned a five-point halftime deficit into an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and held on to win their second straight.

Vasquez, in his third NBA season, scored 21 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Gordon went 10-of-19 from the field as part of a 52-percent shooting effort for the Hornets.

Josh Smith scored 23 points for Atlanta and Jeff Teague added 21. The Hawks made 13-of-24 from 3-point range, but lost for the third time in four games.

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