Memphis 111, New Orleans 89

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 10, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #29 Steve Javie, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 17041

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 30 18 19 22 89
Memphis 30 22 30 29 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 46-34 28-12 18-22 L1
Memphis 46-34 30-11 16-23 W2

Recap


O.J. Mayo scored 18 points off the bench and the Memphis Grizzlies completely shut down Chris Paul in a 111-89 victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Sunday.

Marc Gasol had 16 points and Zach Randolph and Sam Young each added 14 as Memphis pulled into a tie with New Orleans (both 46-34) for the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference with two games remaining.

Paul was held scoreless for the first time in his career, going 0 of 6 from the floor and 0 of 2 from the stripe in 27 minutes. He finished with 10 assists.

Memphis shot a blistering 60.3 percent (41 of 68) and dominated the second half in outscoring the Hornets 59-41 after the break.

Emeka Okafor’s layup early in the third pulled the Hornets to within 52-50, but the Grizzlies followed with a 17-6 burst, capped by Randolph’s jumper and free throw that made it 69-56 with 4:48 to go in the quarter.

Marco Belinelli had 18 points for the Hornets, whose three-game winning streak ended.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Memphis
Marco Belinelli 18 Scoring O.J. Mayo 18
Chris Paul 10 Assists Zach Randolph 6
Emeka Okafor 7 Rebounds Marc Gasol 7
Jarrett Jack 5 Free Throws Made Marc Gasol 6
Trevor Ariza 2 Steals Mike Conley 3
Didier Ilunga-Mbenga 2 Blocks Marc Gasol 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 89 41.2 8-17 15-25 24 34 4 9 14
Memphis 111 60.3 5-12 24-33 26 41 5 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Utah. The Hornets have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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