Memphis 97, Miami 82

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 6, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #29 Mark Lindsay, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 20008

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 25 23 25 24 97
Miami 12 20 29 21 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 31-23 18-7 13-16 W1
Miami 39-15 23-3 16-12 L1

Recap


GRIZZLIES 97, HEAT 82: Rudy Gay led seven players in double figures with 17 points, and visiting Memphis turned in a strong defensive effort to keep pace in the West. Miami had its 17-game home winning streak snapped, falling one shy of tying the club record.

Zach Randolph collected 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench and Mike Conley and Marreese Speights scored 15 points apiece for the Grizzlies, who bounced back from a loss at Dallas on Wednesday. Memphis will get a chance to move into sole possession of fifth place in the West when it hosts the Mavericks on Saturday.

The Grizzlies got a rare day off Thursday and looked well-rested at the start, running out to a 25-12 advantage after the first quarter. Miami, which was coming off a big win over the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder, shot less than 30 percent in the frame.

Memphis ended up holding the Heat to 12 field goals in the first half to take a 48-32 lead into the break.

Miami made a bit of a charge in the third, trimming the deficit to 10 on four occasions, but never managed to cut it to single digits as Gay and Conley responded to each run.

LeBron James recorded 21 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead the Heat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami committed 11 of its 14 turnovers in the first half. … The Heat shot 4 for 18 (22 percent) from 3-point range. … Memphis G Tony Allen missed the game due to a facial laceration suffered in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s loss at Dallas.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Miami
Rudy Gay 17 Scoring LeBron James 21
O.J. Mayo 6 Assists LeBron James 6
Zach Randolph 14 Rebounds Dwyane Wade 7
Marc Gasol 4 Free Throws Made LeBron James 3
Mike Conley 3 Steals LeBron James 2
Marc Gasol 3 Blocks Joel Anthony 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 97 46.3 8-17 13-17 20 42 6 8 12
Miami 82 40.2 4-18 12-16 17 40 4 6 16

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Heat have a W/L % of .744 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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