Memphis extends Hornets' misery

Memphis extends Hornets' misery

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 7: Robin Lopez #15 of the New Orleans Hornets drives to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 7, 2012 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on December 7, 2012 at 10:42 PM

By BRETT MARTEL  /  AP Sports Writer

   NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Rudy Gay tied a season high with 28 points and the Memphis Grizzlies maintained their NBA-best winning percentage with their second-straight victory, 96-89 over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
 
   New Orleans put up resistance, though, despite losing for the 11th time in 13 games, and Memphis needed Gay's 3 with 2:10 left to get some breathing room.
 
   Former Hornets first-round draft choice Quincy Pondexter tied a season high with 16 points for the Grizzlies, who improved to 14-3 (.823). Zach Randolph added 15 points and Marc Gasol 13.
 
   Ryan Anderson, Austin Rivers and Brian Roberts each scored 15 points for the Hornets, who were within one possession of tying or leading several times in the fourth quarter. Xavier Henry, making his first start this season, had 12 points.
 

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