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NBA Game Summary - Memphis at New Orleans



(Friday, December 13th)

Final Score: New Orleans 104, Memphis 98

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Gordon scored 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Memphis 104-98 on Friday night, ending the Grizzlies' five-game road winning streak.

Jrue Holiday had 20 points and 12 assists and Ryan Anderson scored 18 for the Pelicans, who went over .500 for the second time this season (11-10) after a 2-2 homestand.

Jon Leuer scored 19 points off the bench to lead Memphis. Mike Conley added 18 and Zach Randolph scored 13 with 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have lost three in a row to New Orleans.

Memphis shot 64 percent in the first quarter for a 34-26 lead and almost 53 percent in the second, but trailed 55-54 at halftime.

After giving up 34 points in the first quarter, the Pelicans surrendered just 31 in the next two periods combined.

New Orleans coach Monty Williams chalked up the slow defensive start to the Grizzlies' hot hands.

Conley and Leuer had 12 points apiece in the first half and were a combined 11-for-16 from the floor.

"The first quarter was not something to be happy about but our guys grinded it out in the second and third," said Williams. "That happens. We don't like it but sometimes teams just make shots."

Gordon scored nine points during an extended 25-5 Pelicans run that turned a 60-59 deficit into an 84-65 lead in the fourth quarter. Gordon hit a trey in the final seconds of the third to make it 82-65 and Anderson capped the burst with a jumper early in the fourth.

The Grizzlies got as close as five, but not until the final seconds.

"We just couldn't score, then they just hit their shots," Randolph said of New Orleans' second-half surge.

Game Notes

New Orleans improved to 3-2 since losing center Anthony Davis to a broken hand ... The Pelicans were 9-8 after a three-overtime win in Chicago on Dec. 2 ... New Orleans starts a five-game road trip Sunday in Denver ... Memphis is home on Sunday against Minnesota.

12/14 00:19:00 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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