Paul breaks out of slump in Hornets win
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Paul broke out of a scoring slump with 23 points and 14 assists, Willie Green keyed a fourth-quarter rally and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Friday night.
Paul, limited to 17 points over the previous three games, was 7 of 15 from the field, including 2 for 3 on 3-pointers. Green scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth as the Hornets snapped a three-game skid and moved past Portland into sixth place in the Western Conference.
Jarrett Jack had 19 points for New Orleans, while Marco Belinelli and Carl Landry scored 14 apiece. Belinelli was 6 of 7 from the floor and Landry grabbed 10 rebounds.
Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 20 points and 11 rebounds. O. J. Mayo had 13 points, while Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Darrell Arthur scored 12 apiece.