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Scott mixing up backcourt

By John Rohde Published: February 3, 2007
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/> "It worked for us tonight, so we just have to continue.”

Brown, Pargo and Jackson are going through the biggest adjustments with the return of Paul.

While Paul was out with a severely sprained right ankle, Pargo, Jackson and Brown were the primary ballhandlers, which made it easier for them to get into the flow of a game more quickly.

Now with the ball almost exclusively in Paul's hands, the trio has to get a handle on things in a different manner.

"Whenever you go from one extreme to the next, there's going to be an adjustment,” Pargo said. "We got to try to find our rhythm with him out there on the court.

"Once we do that, we'll be fine.”

Scott's free-for-all approach looked brilliant in the end when he was able to re-insert four rested starters (everyone but David West) in the closing minutes, which is when the Hornets were able to pull away.

Obviously, no one had any complaints about Paul, who finished with 24 points (9 of 13 from the field), eight assists and four steals in only his second outing after missing 17 games.

Scott: "Tonight, he was Chris Paul. He was the Chris Paul of old.”

Pargo: "He's the CP that he normally is.”

Jackson: "He played extremely well. You can tell he's still limping, but he was aggressive. He attacked the boards and made some shots. For us to be settled, he has to do that.”

Brown: "He definitely was better tonight than he was in the first game back (Wednesday), and that's a credit to him.”

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