NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Marc Gasol led Memphis with 22 points Wednesday and the Grizzlies fought off a late comeback to down New Orleans 93-87.
Memphis scored seven straight points late in the third period and took a 72-67 lead into the final quarter. The lead grew to 12 with 5 minutes remaining before the Hornets ran off 10 straight points to get back in the game.
O.J. Mayo stopped the New Orleans run by hitting a jumper with 67 seconds left and the Grizzlies pulled down four offensive rebounds during the final minute to protect their lead.
Gasol had 12 rebounds and seven assists. Mike Conley had 18 points and 10 assists and Mayo had 16 points in the Grizzlies' fourth straight win.
Jarret Jack hit 11-of-15 shots from the field and scored 27 points for New Orleans, which has lost five in a row.