By Joel Bartilotta
New Orleans has to win nearly every game to keep their playoff hopes alive, as this marks their fifth victory in six games. Interior play was huge, with New Orleans dominating the rebounding and scoring in the paint. In fact, the Pelicans outscored the Grizzlies, 46-32 in the paint, while winning the rebounding battle, 51-42.
Mike Conley led the way for the Grizzlies, as he tallied 16 points, six rebounds and three assists. Marc Gasol accumulated 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. No other player on the Memphis roster had more than 12 points or four assists.
DeMarcus Cousins was the player of the game, as he collected 41 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks. Anthony Davis recorded a double-double, totaling 19 points and 13 rebounds. Jrue Holiday accrued 11 points, three rebounds and six assists.
Posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM ET