Grizzlies 108, Hornets 99

Rudy Gay scored 23 points, Marc Gasol added 20 points and 11

rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Hornets

108-99 Saturday night.

Mike Conley had 17 points and seven assists, while Marreese

Speights and Tony Allen finished with 12 points apiece.

Jarrett Jack led New Orleans with 23 points, while Jason Smith

had 15, including 10 in the fourth quarter as the Hornets cut into

the lead. Greivis Vasquez scored 14 points and handed out six

assists. Marco Belinelli contributed 10 points.

Memphis built a comfortable lead against the New Orleans

starters. But the Hornets bench players used a much more aggressive

style on both ends of the floor to threaten the Grizzlies’

lead.

New Orleans has lost three straight and nine of its last 10.