Memphis 80, Chicago 71

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 17, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #19 James Capers, #7 Kevin Fehr
Attendance - 17305

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 20 14 19 18 71
Memphis 11 28 22 19 80

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 13-10 7-6 6-4 L1
Memphis 16-6 10-2 6-4 W2

Recap


Grizzlies 80, Bulls 71: Mike Conley scored a game-high 17 points as host Memphis overcame its offensive struggles to defeat Chicago.

Rudy Gay added 12 points and Zach Randolph totaled 10 points and 15 rebounds for his league-leading 18th double-double. Wayne Ellington contributed 11 off the bench for the Grizzlies, who improved to 21-2 in their last 23 home games despite shooting 37.5 percent and committing 19 turnovers.

Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Chicago, which lost for just the third time in 10 games. Marco Belinelli added 13 and Joakim Noah chipped in 11, but leading scorer Luol Deng was held to 11 on 4-for-17 shooting. 

Memphis took a 61-53 advantage into the fourth quarter and allowed Chicago to cut the lead to 68-63 with 5:04 remaining. The Grizzlies used a 9-4 spurt and sealed the victory on Gay's 3-point play with 58.1 seconds remaining.

Memphis started slow by missing 18 of its initial 22 shots and trailed 20-11 after the first quarter. Ellington's third 3-pointer with 5:35 remaining in the second quarter put the Grizzlies ahead for good as they seized a five-point lead at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Memphis forced 16 turnovers, marking the 126th straight game that it has forced at least 10. ... Chicago G Kirk Hinrich returned after missing two games with a knee injury, but struggled to a 2-for-8 effort from the field in 31:16. ... Memphis C Marc Gasol was just 1-of-7 shooting but pulled down 11 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Memphis
Carlos Boozer 16 Scoring Mike Conley 17
Kirk Hinrich 5 Assists Mike Conley 4
Carlos Boozer 13 Rebounds Zach Randolph 15
Marco Belinelli 3 Free Throws Made Mike Conley 4
Marco Belinelli 2 Steals Marc Gasol 3
Taj Gibson 1 Blocks Tony Allen 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 71 37.3 2-11 13-20 14 39 1 10 16
Memphis 80 37.5 6-11 14-19 16 51 5 7 19

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bulls have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .778 after a loss.