NBA: Steven Adams scores record-breaking double-double as Memphis Grizzlies overwhelm Charlotte Hornets

Steven Adams against Charlotte Hornets.
Steven Adams against Charlotte Hornets. Photo credit: Image - Getty Images

Kiwi Steven Adams secured his second double-double in as many games, and second of the season as Memphis Grizzlies overpowered Charlotte Hornets 130-99 in the NBA on Saturday.

Two days on from a double-double in the 111-106 victory over Portland Trail Blazers, Adams stood up again with 19 rebounds and 13 points - as well as four assists - as the Grizzlies secured their sixth win of the season.

In fact, Adams' 16 rebounds in the first half set a new single-game franchise record for the Grizzlies, and could have been more were it not for the Kiwi only playing 22 minutes.

To go with his prolific first half of rebounds, all of Adams' points also came before halftime, to go with two steals and two blocks. 

"He was a man against boys," said commentator Brevin Knight. "He dominated this game from the outset.

"So many times, we always say he's dominating because of the rebounding. Tonight he dominated in those areas, but the ability to score was there for him.

"He did everything, and because of the way he continued to attack the glass, the Hornets never got an opportunity to find their footing in this game."

Star guard Ja Morant also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 assists, while Dillon Brooks (23 points) and Desmond Bane (19) also chipped in.

Victory sees the Grizzlies sit fourth in the NBA's Western Conference, with six wins and three losses from their opening nine games of the season.

Phoenix Suns lead the Western Conference, with six wins and one loss - currently on a five game winning streak.

The Grizzlies are back in action on Monday (NZ time) when they host Washington Wizards in Memphis.