Hornets 114, Grizzlies 99

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 2:23 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, and David West added 22 points as the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-99.

After back-to-back overtime wins, the Hornets put this one away earlier -- using a 17-3 push shortly after halftime to take control last night.

West had three straight baskets to start the run, and Devin Brown finished it off by blocking a 3-pointer by Memphis' Mike Miller and rushing to the other end for a layup that made it 75-54.

Memphis used a 14-5 run to get within 102-91 on a pair of free throws by Tarence Kinsey with 4:34 remaining, moments after Hornets coach Byron Scott had put his starters back in.

Paul hit 2-free throws and then set up a basket by Tyson Chandler that extended the lead to 110-95.

Chandler ended up with 15 points and 16 rebounds, while Desmond Mason added 16 points.

Pau Gasol led Memphis with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Hakim Warrick and Rudy Gay each scored 14.

Memphis, which beat Minnesota in overtime on Friday, hasn't won consecutive games this season.