á Chris Paul gripped his groin area, wincing in pain as an assistant coach helped him to the bench. á With a 17-point third quarter lead against the wannabe-.500 Chicago Bulls and David West still on the floor as an interior terror, the New Orleans Hornets appeared ready to survive the temporary loss of their star point guard. á Then, history reared its ugly head, and the offenseùsans Paulùimploded like the Stardust in Vegas. á From a 17-point lead at home to a 14-point loss, the collapse was as spectacular as it was telling. á This is what the Hornets usually do when Paul cannot play or when he rests. When the team wins with him in street clothes, it feels more like luck than something on which to bet the house. á No playoff team relies on one player to do so much like the the Hor ...
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