New Orleans Hornets defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 95-91

New Orleans — A flat-footed Milwaukee Bucks team still had a chance to steal the season opener Wednesday night.

But missed free throws and sluggish defense proved too much to overcome. And there was the not-so-tiny matter of New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, who finished with 17 points and 16 assists in the Hornets' 95-91 victory at New Orleans Arena.

Bucks center Andrew Bogut made a solid showing in his first regular-season game since injuring his right hand and r...