NOH 19 22 19 25 85
Mem 25 22 31 18 96
Date of game: 3/9/2013

Recap: Memphis vs. New Orleans

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Mike Conley led seven Memphis players in double-figures with 22 points to go along with eight assists and three steals as the Grizzlies downed the slumping New Orleans Hornets, 96-85, on Saturday.

Tony Allen registered 14 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Grizzlies, who have won four straight and 12 of their last 13 games overall. Tayshaun Prince and Quincy Pondexter scored 13 points apiece in the victory, which was also the seventh straight at home.

Anthony Davis paced New Orleans with 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson followed with 17 points and seven boards for the Hornets, who have lost three straight and eight of their last 10.

"When any team plays in our paint, they can do whatever they want," Davis said, noting the physical play of the Grizzlies.

Memphis led after one quarter, 25-19, though the Hornets tied the contest four minutes into the second as Davis had a driving lay-in to make it 29-29. The rest of the second went back-and-forth, but Memphis took an 8-1 swing to close the first half, as Marc Gasol's jump-hook increased the lead to 47-41 at the break.

The Hornets opened up the action in the third quarter scoring the first six points to tie the game up, but that's the closest the contest would remain for some time.

Memphis ended up closing the third with a convincing, 31-13 surge, to take an 18-point, 78-60 edge into the final quarter. Jerryd Bayless and Conley capped off the action with an alley oop and a triple, respectively, all in the closing 30 seconds of the quarter.

"I think our focus, coming out at halftime, understanding what we need to just, executing, has been phenomenal," Conley said.

New Orleans seemed baffled and made just 6-of-22 shots in the third.

Memphis' lead and clutch third quarter run proved to be too much for the visitors, who never got closer than 11 points the rest of the contest.

Game Notes

The Grizzlies are 25-8 at home ... The Hornets played their first game without rookie Austin Rivers, who suffered a broken bone in his right hand in a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday ... Gasol and Bayless each had 10 points ... The Hornets are 10-22 away from home ... Greivis Vasquez added 12 points and eight assists in defeat ... Memphis starts a four-game western road trek Tuesday at Portland.

Gardner to start for embattled Michigan

Devin Gardner will return to the starting quarterback position for Michigan when the struggling Wolverines take the field Saturday at Rutgers following a tumultous week for the program.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Cardinals' Palmer sees shoulder specialist

The Arizona Cardinals' plans on having Carson Palmer back under center following their bye week have appeared to have hit a snag, as the veteran quarterback was excused from Wednesday's practice to see a specialist about his ailing right shoulder.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

2014-15 San Jose Sharks Preview

In another move that bucks tradition, the Sharks completely revamped their on- ice leadership structure not by selecting new players to wear the precious singular letters on their uniforms, but by stripping the captaincy from Joe Thornton, removing the alternate tag from Patrick Marleau and leaving the other "A" vacant after Dan Boyle signed as a free agent with the Rangers.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.