JAMYCHAL Green provided a steady presence for the Grizzlies in an 89-83 overtime victory in a sloppy game against the winless New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday in Memphis (Thursday, Manila time).
Green scored 21 points on 9 of 12 shooting in a game that saw the big stars shoot miserably and the teams fail to take care of the ball.
Marc Gasol made only three of 18 field goal attempts and wound up with eight points for Memphis.
League scoring leader Anthony Davis, meanwhile, managed only 10 points on 3 of 13 shooting for New Orleans.
The Pelicans had 22 turnovers and absorbed their fifth loss, while Memphis committed 20 and managed to score their third win in five games.
Mike Conley scored 20 points, James Ennis had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Zach Randolph also had a double-double with 10 and 11.
Lance Stephenson led the way for New Orleans with 21 points, while Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield had 18 points each.