Memphis 102, L.A. Lakers 96

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #10 Ron Garretson, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 28 28 17 29 102
L.A. Lakers 24 22 24 26 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 26-21 16-7 10-14 W1
L.A. Lakers 30-19 20-4 10-15 L1

Recap


GRIZZLIES 102, LAKERS 96
: Rudy Gay scored 18 points to lead seven Memphis players in double figures as the Grizzlies handed Los Angeles its second home loss in a week.

Memphis had lost five of six games, but was up for the challenge. O.J. Mayo scored nine points to key a 15-5 run for a 93-79 Memphis lead and the Grizzlies staved off a late charge by the Lakers, who fell to 20-4 at home.

Mayo finished with 16 points. Mike Conley had 13 points and eight assists and Tony Allen scored 12. Zach Randolph had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Marreese Speights and Hamed Haddadi each scored 10.

Andrew Bynum led the Lakers with 30 points. Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 18 in the third quarter. Ramon Sessions also had 18 and Pau Gasol had 16 points and 14 rebounds.

The Grizzlies shot 50 percent in the first half to the Lakers' 38.5 for a 56-46 halftime lead. Bynum led the Lakers in the first half with 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting.

The Lakers used a 15-0 run to erase a 14-point deficit, their largest at home this season before Memphis took a 73-70 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Grizzlies had a 52-36 advantage in points in the paint.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Grizzlies' reserves outscored the Lakers bench 41-9. ... The Lakers fell 103-99 to Utah at Staples Center last Sunday. Los Angeles had won 19 of its last 20 home games since losing the season opener to Chicago. ... The Grizzlies outrebounded the Lakers 27-19 in the first half.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   L.A. Lakers
Rudy Gay 18 Scoring Andrew Bynum 30
Mike Conley 8 Assists Ramon Sessions 5
Zach Randolph 12 Rebounds Pau Gasol 14
Marreese Speights 4 Free Throws Made Pau Gasol 8
Tony Allen 2 Steals Kobe Bryant 2
Hamed Haddadi 3 Blocks Andrew Bynum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 102 51.2 6-13 8-10 25 42 7 9 14
L.A. Lakers 96 42.5 7-18 27-30 21 38 5 9 16

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Lakers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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