NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman didn't miss a step in their debuts for the New Orleans Hornets.
Kaman scored 18 points and Eric Gordon added 17 in their first game with New Orleans, leading the Hornets to a 95-80 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Gordon and Kaman both came over in the Dec. 14 trade that sent All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Though it was only a preseason game, Hornets coach Monty Williams came away with a good feeling.
"Don't want to get too excited about anything now but at the same time, if we compete like that, we give ourselves a chance to win games," he said.
Quincy Pondexter had 14 points with 12 rebounds for New Orleans.
The Grizzlies started quickly, jumping to a 28-17 lead on 80 percent shooting, but the Hornets clamped down on defense and limited Memphis to 37.8 percent for the game.
"We're going to be a team this year that can't make too many mistakes, limited turnovers, we're going to ha...