New Orleans 88, Memphis 75

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #11 Derrick Collins, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 15570

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 16 21 19 19 75
New Orleans 15 18 29 26 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 35-25 22-7 13-18 L1
New Orleans 18-42 10-22 8-20 W3

Recap


HORNETS 88, GRIZZLIES 75: Eric Gordon scored 18 points and Carl Landry and Jason Smith each posted double-doubles as host New Orleans extended its winning streak to three games.

Landry had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Smith added 14 and 10 to help the Hornets snap a four-game losing streak against Memphis.

Rudy Gay scored 24 points to pace the Grizzlies, who lost for the second time in seven games and fell two games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for fourth place in the Western Conference. 

After a lackluster first 12 minutes that saw the Grizzlies ahead by 16-15, Gilbert Arenas came off the bench to bury a pair of 3-pointers in a 10-run that put Memphis ahead by nine points en route to a 37-33 halftime lead.

The third quarter was tight throughout until Landry hit back-to-back baskets to help the Hornets take a 62-56 lead into the final 12 minutes.

The Grizzlies got as close as four points with nine minutes remaining, but Landry and Marco Belinelli had five points apiece in a 12-4 run as New Orleans pushed the lead to a dozen.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Orleans complete a five-game homestand with a 4-1 record and improved to 2-0 since Saints owner Tom Benson purchased the club. The Hornets have held 13 of their last 14 opponents under 100 points. ... The Grizzlies had won three of the past four meetings between the clubs by double digits.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   New Orleans
Rudy Gay 24 Scoring Eric Gordon 18
Mike Conley 3 Assists Greivis Vasquez 9
Zach Randolph 13 Rebounds Carl Landry 11
Marc Gasol 7 Free Throws Made Eric Gordon 8
Gilbert Arenas 2 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 3
Dante Cunningham 1 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 75 35.7 5-18 20-25 15 41 3 5 21
New Orleans 88 43.8 3-13 21-21 22 39 0 11 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Hornets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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