Mike Conley put up 16 points on 5-12 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line. Other key players for Memphis included Marc Gasol with 15 points and 9 rebounds, and Zach Randolph with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Anthony Davis had another strong game for New Orleans in the loss, scoring 29 points on 9-14 shooting from the field and 11-11 from the free throw line. He also recorded 10 rebounds. Austin Rivers contributed 14 points and 9 assists.
The Pelicans posted an eFG% of just 44.0%, including 22.2% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-7) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Grizzlies are undefeated (10-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for New Orleans, dropping them to 26-38 on the year.
Coming up, the Grizzlies battle the Toronto Raptors, who are 36-27 on the season. The Pelicans go up against the Portland Trail Blazers, currently sitting at 42-22 this year. The Grizzlies have a 0-1 record against Toronto this season. The Pelicans have a 1-1 record against Portland this season.