NEW ORLEANS David West had 33 points and 10 rebounds to help the undermanned New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-99 on Saturday night.
Peja Stojakovic made six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points for New Orleans, which was without starting center Tyson Chandler (flu) and starting shooting guard Morris Peterson (back).
Chris Paul scored his only two points with a fast-break layup with 4:50 to go, but finished with 16 assists as the Hornets followed up a double-overtime triumph at Phoenix on Wednesday with a second straight victory.
Rudy Gay scored 26 points for Memphis, which has lost six straight and eight in a row on the road. Mike Miller scored 18 and Mike Conley 16 for the Grizzlies, who never led but trailed only 87-84 early in the fourth quarter.
PACERS 101, TRAIL BLAZERS 93: At Indianapolis, former Lobo Danny Granger scored 29 points, and Indiana beat Portland for its second straight victory. Travis Diener had 15 points and nine assists, Jeff Foster added 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Kareem Rush had his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers. LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 21 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute.
ROCKETS 108, HAWKS 89: At Houston, Yao Ming had 28 points and nine rebounds, and Houston routed Atlanta for its 10th win in 11 games. Tracy McGrady added 15 points and eight assists, Luis Scola added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Houston won its sixth straight. The Rockets have won 15 of 19 games in 2008 and are on their longest winning streak since closing the 2004-05 regular season with seven consecutive victories.
76ERS 101, CLIPPERS 80: At Philadelphia, Lou Williams scored 18 points, former Ute Andre Miller had 17 points and nine assists, and Philadelphia won its third straight game. Samuel Dalembert added 16 points, Andre Iguodala contributed 15 and Willie Green had 11 for the Sixers (21-30), who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Clippers. Corey Maggette scored 26 and Cuttino Mobley added 19 for the struggling Clippers.
KNICKS 99, BUCKS 98: At Milwaukee, Jamal Crawford scored 30 points, Fred Jones added 18, and New York overcame a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Milwaukee and break an eight-game losing streak. David Lee added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who had matched their longest skid of the season with an overtime loss to San Antonio on Friday.
Charlie Villanueva and Michael Redd led the Bucks with 21 points apiece as Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in the last six games. Redd returned to the lineup after missing the last six games with a left knee strain.
WARRIORS 105, KINGS 102: At Oakland, Monta Ellis scored 16 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, including a key jumper with 12.9 seconds left as Golden State beat Sacramento. Stephen Jackson scored 26 points and hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds to play as the Warriors won for the 10th time in 14 games with another stellar late-game effort from Ellis.