NEW ORLEANS - Carl Landry scored 21 points, and the New Orleans Hornets jumped ahead of Portland for sixth place in the Western Conference with a 95-91 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Chris Paul had 11 points and 12 assists, and Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 1:38 to play. Willie Green added 12 points, 10 in the fourth quarter.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 15 rebounds for Portland (43-32), which is tied with New Orleans in the standings, but has lost the season tiebreaker with the Hornets. New Orleans won three of the four meetings.
Andre Miller added 19 points for Portland, but committed a costly turnover while driving to the hoop with the Blazers trailing 91-88 and 13 seconds remaining.
Marco Belinelli had 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range for the Hornets.
Gerald Wallace had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, while Patrick Mills added 13 points, hitting all three attempts from long range.
Fastbreaks: The Atlanta Hawks said Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins was attacked by a fan after the Hawks’ win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday in Atlanta. The alleged assailant was arrested. Wilkins was not injured. All Star point guard Deron Williams started for the New Jersey Nets and scored 22 points against the New York Knicks after missing six games with a strained tendon in his right wrist.