2008 NBA Playoffs - Western Conference - First Round - (2) New Orleans Hornets Vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks

(2) New Orleans Hornets Vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks

April 19 1 Dallas Mavericks 92, New Orleans Hornets 104 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans ESPN
April 22 2 Dallas Mavericks 103, New Orleans Hornets 127 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans TNT
April 25 3 New Orleans Hornets 87, Dallas Mavericks 97 American Airlines Center, Dallas ESPN
April 27 4 New Orleans Hornets 97, Dallas Mavericks 84 American Airlines Center, Dallas TNT
April 29 5 Dallas Mavericks 94, New Orleans Hornets 99 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans TNT
New Orleans wins series, 4–1

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Hornets and Mavericks.

In his playoff debut, Chris Paul scored 35 points, dished out 10 assists, and stole the ball 4 times to lead the Hornets to a comeback home win against the Mavericks. He would replicate that type of performance in Game 2 with 32 points and 17 assists. Dallas would come out with a dominant Game 3 performance at home after inserting Jason Terry into the starting lineup, but New Orleans would win the final 2 games of the series, keyed by David West in Game 4 and Paul's triple-double in Game 5.

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