Wizards: G Mike James returned after missing Monday's win at Minnesota with the flu and scored 14 points. F Darius Songaila entered last night shooting 65.3 percent in his last 10 games and finished 4 of 6.
Hornets: G Chris Paul leads the NBA in assists, steals and triple doubles. He is on pace to become the first player in NBA history to lead the league in assists and steals in consecutive seasons.
BY THE NUMBERS
Triple-doubles posted by the Hornets' Chris Paul this season
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"It was like he was saying, "Keep trying coach, you might find something that'll stop me."
Interim coach Ed Tapscott on Paul stopping in front of the Wizards bench in the third quarter and patting him on the shoulder.