Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped an eight-game skid with an 86-80 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday.
Marco Belinelli and Gustavo Ayon each added 13 points for New Orleans, who led by as many as 20 in the third quarter before holding on for only their third victory in 26 games. Greivis Vasquez had 12 points and 10 assists.
Al Jefferson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which was playing the second of back-to-back games after winning in Memphis on Sunday. The Jazz turned the ball over 20 times, but still managed to get as close as three points in the final minute.
Derrick Favors added 14 points for Utah.