Grizzlies vs Hornets Final: 96-89 - Recap
The Grizzlies got a 28-point performance from Rudy Gay as Memphis ran past New Orleans 96-89 on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
Memphis won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 183.5.
Memphis got 16 points from Quincy Pondexter and another 15 points from Zach Randolph. Mike Conley contributed 9 assists, while Marc Gasol cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Hornets got a 15-point performance from Ryan Anderson, who was supported by 15 points from Austin Rivers. Greivis Vasquez had 8 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Jason Smith grabbed 5 rebounds.
Memphis led at halftime, 51-39.
The rebound battle favored Memphis as they grabbed 46 boards, while New Orleans only had 29.
Next game, Memphis takes its act home to face Atlanta looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Miami.