OKLAHOMA CITY – Peja Stojakovic scored a career-high 42 points and directed a decisive fourth-quarter run as the New Orleans Hornets broke a three-game losing streak with a 94-85 victory Tuesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Stojakovic showed exactly why the Hornets wanted him in the offseason, scoring 11 points in a 13-4 fourth-quarter surge and grabbing three loose balls down the stretch.

Emeka Okafor had 25 points, 16 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Charlotte. Adam Morrison, the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA draft, matched his career high with 21 points, and reserve Sean May scored 17.

Bobby Jackson added 14 points and Janerro Pargo scored 10 – both off the bench. Tyson Chandler had 11 of his 15 rebounds after halftime, and Chris Paul had 10 assists for New Orleans.

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