Memphis 99, Utah 86

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #75 Eric Dalen, #45 Brian Forte
Attendance - 18183

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 19 25 28 27 99
Utah 21 33 10 22 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 15-6 9-2 6-4 W1
Utah 13-12 9-2 4-10 L2

Recap

Grizzlies 99, Jazz 86: Zach Randolph scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and added 16 rebounds as visiting Memphis exploded after the break and snapped a three-game slide.

Marc Gasol scored 13 of his 16 in the second half and Rudy Gay added 14 points for the Grizzlies, who held their 20th straight opponent under 100 points.

Al Jefferson scored 21 points and Paul Millsap added 12 for Utah, which was outscored 55-32 after the break.

The Jazz came out strong in the first half, shooting 56.4 percent to take a 54-44 lead into the break. But Utah fell off in the third quarter, making only two field goals in the frame as Memphis crept back.

The Grizzlies closed the third with a 15-1 burst led by seven points from Gasol to take a 72-64 lead into the fourth. Back-to-back 3-pointers pulled Utah back within 74-70 but Randolph scored eight points during a 12-5 run over the next 4:45 to stretch it back out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Memphis finished up 1-2 on its three-game road trip and will play the next three at home, starting Monday with the Chicago Bulls. … Randolph has recorded a double-double in five of seven games this month. … The Jazz got 36 points off the bench, led by Gordon Hayward’s 11.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Utah
Zach Randolph 25 Scoring Al Jefferson 21
Mike Conley 8 Assists Mo Williams 7
Zach Randolph 16 Rebounds Al Jefferson 8
Marc Gasol 6 Free Throws Made Gordon Hayward 4
Zach Randolph 3 Steals DeMarre Carroll 2
Marc Gasol 2 Blocks Derrick Favors 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 99 44.7 4-11 19-24 16 48 4 9 12
Utah 86 41.9 5-17 19-24 20 35 4 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Jazz have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .571 after a loss.