Hornets 97, Grizzlies 90

Jarrett Jack scored 24 points, Quincy Pondexter and Emeka Okafor

added 12 apiece and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis

Grizzlies 97-90 in a preseason game Friday night.

The Hornets, playing their first game since the trade of star

guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers this week, scored six

straight points to take a 95-89 lead.

Trevor Ariza scored 11 points for New Orleans, and Carldell

Johnson finished with 10, while playing only in the fourth

quarter.

Tony Allen led Memphis with 17 points, while Rudy Gay and Jeremy

Pargo scored 15 each. O.J. Mayo had 12, but was 5 of 15 from the

field.

Both teams used multiple lineups, giving starters time early,

but allowing bench players to get most of the second-half

minutes.