Southwest Division results
Detroit Pistons 74, New Orleans Hornets 93 — In their first game under league ownership, the Hornets showed everyone that they were more than capable of handling a pathetic Pistons team. Marco Belinelli dropped 22, with four three-pointers, and this game was never close. Chris Paul had just six points, because he was too busy carving up the Pistons defense to the tune of 14 assists and just one turnover. Ben Gordon had 19 off the bench for Detroit.
Golden State Warriors 94, San Antonio Spurs 111 — Another no contest game. The Spurs had six players in double figures and decided this one in the first quarter, outscoring Golden State 29-19. David Lee had 17 for the Warriors, but also committed six of their 21 turnovers. Tony Parker led the way for the Spurs with 19 points, 9 assists, and Erin Barry’s heart.
Memphis Grizzlies 104, Phoenix Suns 98 (OT) — Memphis seemed to have this game in hand in the fourth, but a huge rally by the Suns forced the Grizzlies, who were up by 14 heading into the fourth, to drain a last second shot to tie the game. Rudy Gay stepped up and hit it, and the Grizzlies prevailed in overtime behind Zach Randolph, who had 34 points and 17 rebounds on just 19 shots. You live by the three, you die by the three: Phoenix made just seven of 30 attempts from beyond the arc. Jason Richardson’s 1-11 effort didn’t help either.
Southwest Division schedule tonight:
New Jersey Nets @ Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 PM, Fox Sports Southwest
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