The battle between the Grizzlies and Hornets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New Orleans was handed a 111-89 defeat on Sunday at FedExForum.
Memphis won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 185.5.
Memphis got 18 points from O.J. Mayo and another 16 points from Marc Gasol. Zach Randolph contributed 6 assists, while Marc Gasol cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
New Orleans got 18 points from Marco Belinelli in a losing cause and another 11 points from Carl Landry. Chris Paul contributed 10 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor had 7 rebounds.
The Grizzlies hit the break leading 52-48 before taking care of business in the second half.
Memphis won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-34.
Memphis heads into a battle against the Trail Blazers. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah.