Sacramento 96, Memphis 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #53 Mark Lindsay, #73 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 16517

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 21 22 24 29 96
Memphis 28 18 31 24 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 23-56 11-28 12-28 L2
Memphis 45-34 29-11 16-23 W1

Recap


Zach Randolph had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies avoided a late collapse Friday to clinch a playoff berth with a 101-96 victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings.

Marc Gasol had 18 points and four blocks for the Grizzlies (45-34), who wrapped up the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. It’s the club’s first postseason trip since the 2005-06 campaign.

After Darrell Arthur’s dunk with 5:45 left in the fourth put the Grizzlies up 92-82, the Kings responded with a 10-2 run to pull within a bucket as Memphis went scoreless for nearly 2½ minutes.

A layup by Sacramento’s Marcus Thornton with 39 seconds left cut it to 97-96. Randolph then spilt a pair of free throws with 19 ticks to go and blocked Tyreke Evans’ layup attempt on the other end.

Sam Young’s free throw made it 99-96 and Thornton missed a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining as Memphis held on.

Thornton led the Kings (23-56) with 18 points while Samuel Dalembert notched 17 points and 16 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Memphis
Marcus Thornton 18 Scoring Zach Randolph 27
Tyreke Evans 6 Assists Mike Conley 8
Samuel Dalembert 16 Rebounds Zach Randolph 15
Samuel Dalembert 5 Free Throws Made Marc Gasol 8
Samuel Dalembert 2 Steals Zach Randolph 4
Tyreke Evans 2 Blocks Marc Gasol 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 96 42.1 3-18 13-18 18 49 4 4 17
Memphis 101 45.2 1-8 24-35 21 42 11 8 9

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Kings have a W/L % of .261 after a win and .304 after a loss.
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