|Paul's ankle keeps him out of second straight game|
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|Monday, 19 November 2007 17:01|
Hornets coach Byron Scott said Paul was still sore and didn't put up much of a fight when told he was going to sit another game out.
``If this was game seven of the playoffs he could play,'' Scott said. ``But this is the 12th game of the season and he's about 50 percent. There's really no need for him to go out there and try to play right now and risk getting it even worse. So we'll wait and see how he feels for Wednesday's game'' at home against Indiana.
Scott started Jannero Pargo in Paul's place, and veteran Bobby Jackson remained in his role as the Hornets' first man off the bench.
Paul averaged 19.5 points and 10.8 assists through the Hornets' first 10 games, during which New Orleans was 8-2. With Pargo starting in his spot Saturday night in Minnesota, the Hornets won 100-82. Pargo scored 15 points.
The Magic entered the game Monday also 9-2, a night after handing the Boston Celtics their first loss of the season in Orlando.