NEW ORLEANS — Eric Gordon scored 18 points and the New Orleans Hornets won for the fourth time in five games, upsetting the playoff-contending Memphis Grizzlies 88-75 on Sunday night.
Saints owner Tom Benson attended his first game since Friday's announcement that he had agreed to buy the Hornets from the NBA. He received a standing ovation, and the Hornets kept the applause coming as they pulled away in the fourth quarter from a Grizzlies squad that had won five of its previous six games.
Carl Landry had 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Jason Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans.
Rudy Gay scored 24 points for Memphis. Marc Gasol added 11 points but sat out the final 7:02 after appearing to hurt his right leg.