Paul finds his groove in winning playoff debut

Originally Published: April 20, 2008
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Well, the soothsayers were partly right. The upstart New Orleans Hornets did show jitters in their playoff opener against the more experienced Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, and as a result, Dallas moved out to a double-digit lead.

But then the second half started. And faster than you can say "MVP," a 12-point deficit turned into a 12-point edge for the home team in New Orleans' 104-92 victory in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.

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