Robin Lopez had 23 points, including a key putback and a pair of free throws in the final 1:11, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 90-83 on Friday night.
Lopez also had 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which has won two in a row. Anthony Davis added 18 points and 15 boards, Greivis Vasquez had 12 points and nine assists, and Eric Gordon finished with 11 points.
Mike Conley scored 20 points while nearly leading the Grizzlies back from a 16-point fourth-quarter hole. His consecutive 3s had Memphis as close as 83-81 with 2:36 left, but Vasquez answered with a big 3 and Lopez's putback made it 88-81.
Marc Gasol had 16 points for the Grizzlies, while Zach Randolph added 14 and Jerryd Bayless 12.
Lopez and Davis helped the Hornets outrebound Memphis 49-33. Lopez had six offensive boards, helping the Hornets to a 22-12 advantage in second-chance points.
The Hornets also wound up outshooting Memphis 47.4 percent (36 of 76) to 41.1 percent (30 of 73).
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