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Gasol leads Grizzlies past Hornets 93-87

Updated: 19 January 2012 15:24 IST

Marc Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds, as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their winning streak to four with a 93-87 victory over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.

Gasol leads Grizzlies past Hornets 93-87

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Marc Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds, as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their winning streak to four with a 93-87 victory over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.

Mike Conley hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and 10 assists for Memphis, which had five players score in double figures while sending the Hornets to their fifth straight loss and 11th defeat in 12 games.

Jarrett Jack scored a game-high 27 points and his pull-up jumper got New Orleans as close as 87-85 with 1:28 left, but O.J. Mayo's 20-foot jumper helped the Grizzlies hang on as New Orleans struggled to score or get key rebounds in the final minute.

Trevor Ariza had 18 points for the Hornets in his return from a pulled right groin.

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