NEW ORLEANS—Marcus Thornton scored 7 of the Hornets 11 points in overtime as New Orleans defeated Orlando 92-89 Wednesday night at New Orleans Arena.
The Hornets win snapped Orlando's 9 game win streak. The Magic had not lost since December 21st.
Marco Belinelli suffered a sprained right ankle in the first minute of the game. Belinelli did not return.
Hornets center Emeka Okafor scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
The Hornets led by as many as 9 points in the fourth quarter. But Orlando rallied behind the three point shooting of Jason Richardson and Hedu Turkoglu. Turkoglu's three pointer with 6.9 seconds to play in regulation tied the game.
Dwight Howard led Orlando with 29 points.