Charlotte Bobcats

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The New Orleans Pelicans picked up their first win of the season Saturday night with a 105-84 drubbing of the Charlotte Bobcats.

In a sharp turnaround from the previous two games this season — which featured Hornets-esque defensive efforts in those losing efforts, especially in the second half — the Pelicans maintained solid defensive rotations and hung on to the big lead they built early.

Eric Gordon scored 24 points and dished out 7 assists in his season debut, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 98-95 victory against the Bobcats in Charlotte.

Gordon, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since last season, came off the bench in his first game back and played for almost 25 minutes. His influence was palpable in the final quarter, and he created isolation scoring for himself and opportunities for his teammates.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The New Orleans Hornets are the latest team to beat the Charlotte Bobcats. Greivis Vasquez scored 20 points and the Hornets handed the Bobcats a franchise-record 17th straight loss, 75-67 on Monday night. The Hornets played without leading scorers Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman.