Memphis 102, New Orleans 103

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #17 Joe Crawford, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
Attendance - 15951

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Memphis 26 25 16 25 10 102
New Orleans 18 24 25 25 11 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 19-23 12-7 7-16 L2
New Orleans 27-16 17-5 10-11 W6

Recap

Reserve Marcus Thornton scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a layup with 6.6 seconds left, to give the host New Orleans Hornets a 103-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
 
Chris Paul had 20 points and 12 assists and David West had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets (27-16), who trailed by 15 points in the third quarter and eight early in the fourth period.
 
It was the Hornets' third overtime game in last five contests. They improved to 3-1 overall in OT.

Rudy Gay had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Mike Conley also scored 22 for the Grizzlies (19-23), who lost for the fourth time in their last six games.
 
Zach Randolph’s basket with 6:52 left in the third quarter gave Memphis a 64-49 lead before it went scoreless for nearly five minutes. Thornton’s steal and dunk capped a 9-0 run and gave New Orleans an 82-81 lead early in the fourth quarter. 

The Hornets trailed by four points in overtime before Paul drained a long 3-pointer. New Orleans deflected and stole the inbounds pass, leading to Thornton's layup. Gay missed a jumper at the buzzer.

Emeka Okafor had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, including a free throw with 23 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
 
New Orleans, which leads the NBA in defense, improved to 3-9 when its opponent reaches 100 points.

Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth straight double-double and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   New Orleans
Mike Conley 22 Scoring Chris Paul 20
Mike Conley 5 Assists Chris Paul 12
Marc Gasol 10 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 11
Rudy Gay 4 Free Throws Made Trevor Ariza 7
Marc Gasol 1 Steals Trevor Ariza 2
Darrell Arthur 1 Blocks David West 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 102 46.2 6-12 12-15 25 43 4 3 14
New Orleans 103 48.1 4-12 21-28 24 42 7 6 11

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Hornets have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Houston. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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