Memphis 113, Sacramento 81

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 7, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #77 Karl Lane, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 11531

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 22 29 36 26 113
Sacramento 23 22 20 16 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 22-10 13-4 9-6 W2
Sacramento 13-22 10-8 3-14 L2

Recap


Grizzlies 113, Kings 81: Wayne Ellington made 6 of 7 3-pointers en route to a career-high 26 points as Memphis ended Sacramento's four-game home winning streak.

Zach Randolph scored 17 points and Mike Conley added 15 and eight assists for the Grizzlies, who were 11-of-20 from beyond the arc and eclipsed the 100-point plateau for the first time in 16 contests.

John Salmons led Sacramento with 17 points and Jason Thompson chipped in 12 for the Kings, who haven't won five straight at home since Jan. 14-Feb. 2, 2008. Thomas Robinson contributed eight points and 12 rebounds.

Sacramento carried a one-point lead into the second quarter, when Memphis used an early 13-3 burst to move ahead 35-28 with 8:45 remaining. The Grizzlies stretched the advantage to nine late in the period before Salmons' 3-pointer with 12.3 seconds left cut the Kings' deficit to 51-45 at halftime.

Randolph and Conley hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 10-0 run and give Memphis a 65-51 lead with 7:16 to play in the third, and Ellington closed the quarter by singlehandedly outscoring Sacramento 10-5 for an 87-65 advantage. Ellington had two 3-pointers in that stretch and added three more in the fourth, including one during a late 12-0 spurt that made it 111-75 with 1:06 remaining.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Sacramento G Tyreke Evans returned to the lineup after missing 13 of 17 games with a sore left knee and scored five points in 12 minutes off the bench. ... Kings C DeMarcus Cousins had 10 points but fell two rebounds shy of his seventh consecutive double-double. ... Grizzlies F Rudy Gay played 11 minutes in the first quarter to become the franchise's all-time leader. Gay, who scored eight points, needed to play just nine minutes to pass Pau Gasol (16,904).


 

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Sacramento
Wayne Ellington 26 Scoring John Salmons 17
Mike Conley 8 Assists Isaiah Thomas 4
Zach Randolph 7 Rebounds Thomas Robinson 12
Marc Gasol 7 Free Throws Made Isaiah Thomas 5
Tony Allen 3 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 1
Tony Allen 2 Blocks Tyreke Evans 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 113 48.8 11-20 24-27 29 44 6 8 8
Sacramento 81 36.8 5-21 20-23 14 37 1 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Kings have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .381 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .636 after a loss.