Memphis 103, New Orleans 91

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #16 David Guthrie, #38 Michael Smith, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 14507

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 21 27 12 31 91
Memphis 23 24 37 19 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 19-43 10-22 9-21 L1
Memphis 37-25 23-7 14-18 W2

Recap


GRIZZLIES 103, HORNETS 91: Rudy Gay scored 26 points and Mike Conley had a big night as host Memphis kept pace in the Western Conference with its 10th win in the last 13 games. New Orleans had its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Conley finished with 20 points and five assists and O.J. Mayo scored 15 off the bench for the Grizzlies, who have settled into the No. 5 spot in the West.

The Hornets, who have been playing strong defense lately, kept pace with Memphis in the first half and went into the break with a 48-47 edge.

The Grizzlies took over in the third quarter, shooting 75 percent (15 for 20) in the period and outscoring New Orleans 37-12 to break it open. Memphis scored on its first 10 possessions out of the half and Gay totaled 13 points while Conley added 10 in the frame.

The Hornets, who are determined to play out the string strong, made a bit of a comeback in the fourth quarter. Jerome Dyson scored 13 of his career-high 24 points in the frame but it was not enough as the Grizzlies’ bench closed it out.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Dyson, who had never before reached double figures, went 14 for 16 from the free throw line. … Memphis C Marc Gasol, who is playing through a bruised knee, went 3 for 3 from the field in 23 minutes. … New Orleans G Eric Gordon (rest) was out of the lineup again.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Memphis
Jerome Dyson 24 Scoring Rudy Gay 26
Greivis Vasquez 9 Assists Mike Conley 5
Darryl Watkins 13 Rebounds Zach Randolph 6
Jerome Dyson 14 Free Throws Made Rudy Gay 5
Jerome Dyson 3 Steals O.J. Mayo 3
Lance Thomas 2 Blocks Hamed Haddadi 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 91 48.3 2-7 31-38 15 35 6 8 24
Memphis 103 50.6 8-22 11-13 22 31 8 12 11

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .639 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Houston. The Hornets have a W/L % of .350 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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