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NBA: New Orleans 98, Memphis 91

March 4, 2011 at 11:03 PM

MEMPHIS, March 4 (UPI) -- Willie Green scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter Friday in helping the New Orleans Hornets pull clear in the late going to defeat Memphis 98-91.

The game was tied after each of the first three periods but the Hornets prevailed to snap a two-game losing streak.

Jarrett Jack hit a 3-pointer for New Orleans to give the Hornets an eight-point lead with 2:59 to play, and they protected their advantage at the foul line down the stretch.

Chris Paul scored 23 points and had 14 assists for the Hornets, who began the night in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Memphis, which has lost two out of three, was led by 20 points and 11 rebounds from Zach Randolph.

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