- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 39 points, Anthony Randolph added 20 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Hornets 111-103 on Friday night.

Anthony Morrow had 24 points on a career-high five 3-pointers, the last of which gave the Warriors a 99-92 lead with 2:36 remaining. Chris Paul scored on a quick layup to pull New Orleans within five, but that was as close as the Hornets got.

Paul had 43 points, nine assists and four rebounds, and David West added 31 points and 14 rebounds for New Orleans. The Hornets fell a game behind Portland for the fifth seed in the Western Conference, losing for only the third time in nine games.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Warriors 111, Hornets 103. SUBS lede to correct Crawford’s points total to 39 sted 29.)

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