Tuesday , Dec , 06 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Gasol powers Grizzlies over Hornets

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Pau Gasol poured in 29 points and pulled down
15 rebounds to power the Memphis Grizzlies to an 89-73 triumph over the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.

Bobby Jackson had 21 points and Eddie Jones scored 11 for Memphis, which has
won six in a row and 10 of its last 12 games.

David West and Desmond Mason each had 15 points for the Hornets, losers of two
straight.

Layups from Mike Miller and Jackson at the end of the first quarter gave the
Grizzlies a 19-18 edge.

Memphis used an 8-2 run to move to a 29-23 lead with 9:04 left until halftime.
Jackson capped the spurt with a three-pointer and the Grizzlies extended to a
50-39 cushion at the intermission.

Nine straight points from the Grizzlies moved their lead to 64-45 with 6:19 to
go in the third. Shane Battier’s three-pointer started the burst. The lead
grew to as many as 21 points, as Jackson’s layup made it 70-49 with 2:20 to
play in the quarter.

Ahead 70-53 through three quarters, the Grizzlies coasted in the final 12
minutes.

Game Notes

Memphis has won seven of the last 10 meetings…J.R. Smith and Kirk Snyder
each had 10 points for the Hornets, who also got 10 rebounds from Chris
Andersen.

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