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Grizzlies earn return trip to playoffs

Rudy Gay had 26 points, five rebounds and two blocks, as the Memphis Grizzlies clinched their second consecutive playoff berth by taking down the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91.

Mike Conley added 20 points and five assists for the Grizzlies, who sit fifth in the Western Conference. O.J. Mayo and Zach Randolph tallied 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Jerome Dyson netted 24 points, while Carl Landry and Marco Belinelli each had 16 points for the Hornets, who had won four in a row. Jason Smith donated 12 points.