NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, February 13th (All times eastern)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (24-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (13-39), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets aim for their fourth straight win tonight when they wrap up a home-and-home set against the division-rival Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.
The Hornets, who are ahead of the basement-dwelling Grizzlies in the Southwest standings, posted a 114-99 win over Memphis on Saturday at the Ford Center.
David West scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists to lead New Orleans/Oklahoma City, which has won five of six and owns an 8-16 record as the visitor this season.
Desmond Mason added 16 points and Tyson Chandler had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the winning cause. New Orleans/Oklahoma City is 8-2 over its last 10 tilts.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have lost five of their last six games, including the road setback to the Hornets. Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead Memphis, which is 10-17 at FedExForum this season.
Hakim Warrick and Rudy Gay both had 14 points for the Grizzlies.
Tuesday's showdown between the Hornets and Grizzlies is the third of four meetings this season. They will meet again on March 20 at Memphis.
New Orleans/Oklahoma City has won five straight and six of the last seven meetings.
The Hornets have won two of their last three at the Grizzlies.
02/13 10:49:43 ET