Memphis 99, Milwaukee 95

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #36 David Jones, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 17106

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 11 36 31 21 99
Milwaukee 19 32 20 24 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 28-22 17-7 11-15 W1
Milwaukee 24-28 12-12 12-16 L1

Recap


GRIZZLIES 99, BUCKS 95: O.J. Mayo led six players in double figures with 24 points off the bench as visiting Memphis maintained its standing in the Western Conference. Milwaukee had its two-game winning streak snapped and fell 2 ½ games out of the East playoff race.

Rudy Gay collected 17 points and 10 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 13 and 15 for the Grizzlies, who remained in sixth place in the West but pulled within one-half game of fifth-place Dallas.

The Bucks, who had won nine of their previous 12, are chasing the red-hot New York Knicks for the No. 8 spot in the East.

Milwaukee led 62-56 midway through the third quarter before Memphis began to take over. Gay grabbed a rebound and raced the other way for a short jumper, sparking a 14-0 run. Mayo and Gay each scored four points during the burst.

The Bucks had another run in them in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 straight points to draw within 95-92 with 16.5 seconds left. The Grizzlies did not help themselves by fouling Ersan Ilyasova and Ekpe Udoh behind the 3-point line on consecutive possessions.

But Mayo hit four free throws in the final 15 seconds to seal the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brandon Jennings scored 24 points and Ilyasova recorded 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Milwaukee. … Memphis dominated the glass, outrebounding the Bucks 58-39. … Memphis had dropped six of its previous nine games.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Milwaukee
O.J. Mayo 24 Scoring Brandon Jennings 24
O.J. Mayo 3 Assists Monta Ellis 5
Marc Gasol 15 Rebounds Ersan Ilyasova 16
O.J. Mayo 10 Free Throws Made Ersan Ilyasova 8
Marc Gasol 2 Steals Drew Gooden 5
Marc Gasol 2 Blocks Ersan Ilyasova 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 99 42.0 4-15 21-28 15 58 5 6 17
Milwaukee 95 41.5 5-17 22-28 21 39 4 12 15

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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