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Recap - Hornets Defeat Memphis 98-91

Chris Paul scored 23 points and chipped in with 14 assists for New Orleans on Friday, leading the Hornets to a 98-91 victory over Memphis at FedExForum.

New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 185.5.

New Orleans got 19 points from Jarrett Jack and another 15 points from Willie Green. Chris Paul contributed 14 assists, while Carl Landry cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Memphis got 20 points from Zach Randolph in a losing cause and another 13 points from O.J. Mayo. O.J. Mayo contributed 6 assists for the Grizzlies, while Zach Randolph had 11 rebounds.

New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-36.

Next game, New Orleans takes its act on the road to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Memphis, they head on the road to face Dallas.