NBA Game Summary - New Orleans/Oklahoma City at Memphis
(Tuesday, February 13th)
Final Score: Memphis 108, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 104
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Mike Miller poured in 22 points and Hakim Warrick scored six straight points with under two minutes to play to lead Memphis over New Orleans/Oklahoma City, 108-104.
Chucky Atkins ended with 19 points and Rudy Gay had 18 for the Grizzlies, who snapped a five-game series skid versus the Hornets. Warrick ended with 15 points and 12 rebounds, as Memphis won for the second time in three contests.
Pau Gasol finished with 11 points, 15 boards and three blocks for Memphis, while Junior Harrington also scored 11.
Desmond Mason had 23 points and David West 22 for the Hornets, who had a three-game winning streak broken. Tyson Chandler had 17 points and tied a franchise-record with his career-high 23 rebounds.
Chandler's dunk tied the game at 97 for the Hornets with 2:13 left, but Warrick sank two foul shots with 1:52 left. Then, after Gay blocked a shot from Jannero Pargo, Warrick slammed. A steal by Gay led to another Warrick dunk with under a minute left for a 103-97 margin.
The Hornets never got closer than the final score.
The visitors claimed a 30-23 lead after the opening 12 minutes, but the Grizzlies rallied in the second and tied it at 52 going into the half.
The Hornets scored nine straight points for a 77-70 lead with 2:01 left in the third, capped by a Pargo jumper. It was 79-73 going into the fourth.
Harrington's three-pointer and then two free throws ended a string if seven consecutive Memphis points, to get the Grizzlies within 84-83 and it remained tight until the closing minutes.
Memphis went 12-of-30 from three-point range...Chris Paul had 10 assists for the Hornets.
02/13 23:56:52 ET