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Hornets shine in first preseason game without Paul

Dec 17, 2011 - 3:59 AM Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Jarrett Jack started at point guard for the Hornets and scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out six assists to lead New Orleans to a 97-90 win over the Grizzlies in preseason action.

The Hornets traded All-Star point guard Chris Paul earlier this week, though none of the players they acquired -- Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and Al-Farouq Aminu -- played in the team's first exhibition game.

Quincy Pondexter and Emeka Okafor scored 12 points apiece, and Trevor Ariza added 11 in the win

Tony Allen paced Memphis with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while Rudy Gay and Jeremy Pargo each chipped in 15 points in defeat.