The New Orleans Hornets needed overtime to win each of their last two games. They'll try to seal a victory in four quarters Saturday when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City.

The Hornets (23-27) are 4-0 in overtime games this season, including a 100-97 win over the Grizzlies on Dec. 22 in the teams' only previous meeting of 2006-07.

New Orleans went to double overtime Thursday in a 109-101 victory over Milwaukee - its second win in a row and seventh in the last nine games.

"We've got some toughness,'' coach Byron Scott said. "We're young, but we've got some toughness. We've got some heart."

The Hornets had a number of strong individual efforts Thursday, as seven players scored in double figures and three had double-doubles.

Desmond Mason scored 24 points and David West added 21 and a career-high 19 rebounds despite suffering a bruised hand. Center Tyson Chandler had 11 points and season-high 22 boards, while Chris Paul added 14 points and 10 assists.

Despite blowing a 10-point lead and shooting 37.1 percent from the field, the Hornets were able to prevail thanks to a franchise-record 71 rebounds.

"We were just working hard, just trying to do what we can in terms of our effort," said West, who should be ready Saturday after missing time in the third quarter due to his right hand bruise. "That's the one thing that we did. We fought hard. We gave a great effort in terms of getting after it, staying after it.''

The Hornets had another stellar night on the boards against the Grizzlies in December, outrebounding Memphis by a 57-37 margin.

Mason has 47 points in his last two games, including 23 on Wednesday in a 114-112 overtime win at Denver. Chandler has recorded 12 or more rebounds in nine straight games, extending a club record he set in Wednesday's game.

Memphis (13-38) posted its own overtime victory Friday, 105-97 over Minnesota. The Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves 13-5 in the extra period to snap a four-game overall losing streak and run their record to 3-3 in overtime games this season.

Rookie Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 19 points - including seven in overtime - to go along with six rebounds in his second start in a row.

"I think we saw what Rudy Gay is capable of," Memphis interim coach Tony Barone said. "He's going to be a very good player. He hit big shots, had big blocks and got a little better defensively. We're pleased with that.''

Pau Gasol, who is averaging 20.6 points, was held to 10 while going 2-for-13 from the field in his worst shooting performance of the season. He did match a season high with 17 rebounds.

Gasol had 28 points in the first meeting with the Hornets.

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