Sunday, November 2, 2014
Hornets Extra: Grizzlies 71, Hornets 69
Last night before an announced crowd of 18,133 at Time Warner Cable Arena, the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets fought hard down the stretch, but in the end, the Grizzlies would get the upper hand as Marc Gasol's go-ahead three-point play would give Memphis(3-0) a 71-69 win over the 1-1 Hornets on the night that Bobby Phills' number 13 jersey was re-hung high above the rafters of "The Hive".
In fact, Gasol would be the main source for Memphis's scoring in last night's win, as he led the way with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting, while Zach Randolph would add in just 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go along with his 12 rebounds, as the Grizzlies would end up shooting 36.2% from the field, which was better than the 36.1% shot by Charlotte.
Leading the way for the Hornets in last night's loss was Al Jefferson, who in 37 minutes of action finished up with 19 points, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added in 11 and Gary Neal came off the bench for Charlotte to round out its group of double-figure scorers with 10 points.
Next up for Charlotte, a Sunday night affair with Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden, as the Hornets begin a brief 2-game road trip.