Memphis 96, New Orleans 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #14 Ed Malloy, #20 Leroy Richardson, #44 Eli Roe
Attendance - 13698

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 22 29 20 25 96
New Orleans 17 22 27 23 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 14-3 9-1 5-2 W2
New Orleans 5-13 3-8 2-5 L2

Recap


Grizzlies 96, Hornets 89: Rudy Gay matched a season high with 28 points on 10-for-18 shooting as visiting Memphis survived a scare before pulling away from slumping New Orleans.

Quincy Pondexter made all six of his shots from the field - including four 3-pointers - to finish with 16 points for Memphis. Zach Randolph had 15 points and Marc Gasol added 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won six of the last seven meetings between the clubs.

Ryan Anderson had 15 points and Brian Roberts and rookie Austin Rivers came off the bench to score the same amount for the Hornets, who have dropped 11 of their last 13 contests.

After Rivers brought the Hornets to within one at 84-83, Gay highlighted a 10-4 run with a pair of free throws and a backbreaking 3-pointer.

Gay, who has recorded at least 14 points in 20 consecutive games, also had 28 points in a 107-97 victory over Oklahoma City on Nov. 14.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Randolph recorded four of his team's 11 offensive rebounds. ... After getting outscored 30-16 and 30-13 in two of its previous third quarters, New Orleans got the better of Memphis with a 27-20 edge in the session. ... The Grizzlies held an 18-6 edge in fast-break points.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   New Orleans
Rudy Gay 28 Scoring Ryan Anderson 15
Mike Conley 9 Assists Greivis Vasquez 8
Marc Gasol 9 Rebounds Jason Smith 5
Rudy Gay 6 Free Throws Made Xavier Henry 3
Mike Conley 5 Steals Austin Rivers 2
Rudy Gay 2 Blocks Jason Smith 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 96 50.0 8-17 16-22 23 46 6 9 17
New Orleans 89 48.0 8-16 9-12 22 29 8 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Hornets have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .846 after a win and .750 after a loss.