Philadelphia 99, Memphis 89

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #45 Brian Forte, #69 Ben Taylor
Attendance - 16055

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 26 23 26 24 99
Memphis 29 18 23 19 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 14-15 9-7 5-8 W1
Memphis 18-8 12-3 6-5 L2

Recap

76ers 99, Grizzlies 89: Dorell Wright scored a season-best 28 points and Spencer Hawes added a season-high 20 as visiting Philadelphia defeated Memphis.

Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young added 13 points apiece and Nick Young tallied 12 as the 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak during the second contest of an eight-game excursion.

Zach Randolph scored 23 points and Marc Gasol had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Grizzlies, who were without forward Rudy Gay due to a personal matter.

Philadelphia trailed by 10 points with five minutes left in the first half before closing with a 14-2 run to take a 49-47 halftime lead. The 76ers led 75-70 after three quarters.

Memphis pulled within two early in the final stanza before Philadelphia rolled off 13 straight points and increased its lead to 88-73 on a 3-pointer by Royal Ivey with 7:51 left. The Grizzlies cut their deficit to seven with just over four minutes to go but Wright’s fifth and final 3-pointer of the contest made it 95-84 with 3:15 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Philadelphia went 9-of-16 from 3-point range. … Grizzlies PG Mike Conley scored 10 points but was just 3-of-17 from the field. … Wright started for the first time since Nov. 10 because Jason Richardson was scratched due to back issues.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Memphis
Dorell Wright 28 Scoring Zach Randolph 23
Jrue Holiday 9 Assists Marc Gasol 8
Spencer Hawes 9 Rebounds Zach Randolph 9
Dorell Wright 7 Free Throws Made Quincy Pondexter 4
Spencer Hawes 3 Steals Zach Randolph 4
Spencer Hawes 5 Blocks Marc Gasol 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 99 52.1 9-16 16-23 23 38 12 9 17
Memphis 89 38.9 5-15 14-17 22 37 4 10 13

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Denver. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The 76ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.