CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/WCNC) - Mike Conley had 31 points, Marc Gasol flirted with a triple-double and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-90 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Conley had five 3-pointers and shot 11 of 21 from the field, including a long-range 3 with 4 minutes left that thwarted Charlotte's fourth-quarter rally and sent the crowd streaming toward the exits. Gasol was dominant in the first half and finished with 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
The Grizzlies (9-5) controlled the tempo from the start, jumping out to a 16-4 lead. They pushed their advantage to 24 at halftime, shooting 58 percent from the field, including 10 of 16 from 3-point range.
Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky sprained his ankle in the loss. He had 23 points and three blocks.