Memphis 93, New Orleans 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #34 Marc Davis, #62 Brian Forte
Attendance - 12045

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 33 22 17 21 93
New Orleans 22 26 19 20 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 7-6 5-2 2-4 W4
New Orleans 3-11 1-7 2-4 L5

Recap


Marc Gasol had 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 93-87 victory over the host New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday.

Mike Conley had 18 points and 10 assists as Memphis won its fourth consecutive contest.

Jarrett Jack had 27 points and eight assists for New Orleans, which has lost five straight games and 11 of 12.

The Grizzlies let a 14-point, first-quarter lead slip away and suddenly found themselves in a 55-55 tie after New Orleans scored the first seven points of the second half. Gasol broke the tie with a dunk to start a 7-0 run and Memphis eventually led 87-75 points on a 3-pointer by O.J. Mayo with 5:07 remaining.

The Hornets responded with 10 straight points with Jack scoring the final six to pull within two points with 1:28 to play. Mayo responded with a 20-footer with 1:07 remaining and Conley hit two free throws with 24.6 seconds left as Memphis held off the charge.

Mayo scored 16 points while Rudy Gay and Tony Allen scored 12 apiece for the Grizzlies.

Trevor Ariza had 18 points for New Orleans after missing the previous eight games with a groin injury. Jason Smith added 14 points for the Hornets, who again played without guard Eric Gordon (knee).

Top Game Performances

Memphis   New Orleans
Marc Gasol 22 Scoring Jarrett Jack 27
Mike Conley 10 Assists Jarrett Jack 8
Marc Gasol 12 Rebounds Jason Smith 6
Tony Allen 6 Free Throws Made Marco Belinelli 5
Josh Davis 3 Steals Trevor Ariza 4
Mike Conley 1 Blocks Chris Kaman 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 93 49.3 6-14 15-17 23 37 4 11 17
New Orleans 87 48.6 5-12 14-16 23 34 6 8 18

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .100 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Detroit . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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