Memphis 85, Washington 76

Date - Friday, February 1, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #10 Ron Garretson, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 15017

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 30 10 16 20 76
Memphis 23 16 22 24 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 11-34 8-14 3-20 L3
Memphis 30-16 18-7 12-9 W1


Grizzlies 85, Wizards 76: New addition Tayshaun Prince scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help host Memphis earn its first win since trading leading scorer Rudy Gay.

Mike Conley scored a team-high 18 points and Marc Gasol added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Grizzlies bounced back from a lackluster effort in Thursday's 17-point loss at Oklahoma City.

Nene was the only player in double figures with 14 points for Washington, which tumbled to its third straight defeat and suffered its eighth consecutive loss in Memphis.

With Prince, Ed Davis and Austin Daye - all acquired in the three-team trade involving Gay - making their debuts, the Grizzlies fizzled offensively in the early going but relied on its league-best defense, limiting the Wizards to 26 points in the middle two quarters.

Memphis led by four points with just over four minutes to play before Prince hit back-to-back baskets to cap a 6-0 spurt and push the lead to 82-72 with only 70 seconds to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wizards PG John Wall suffered a strained left shoulder in the second quarter but was back in the lineup to open the second half. ... Grizzlies F Zach Randolph scored only seven points but grabbed 11 rebounds to help Memphis control the backboards, 46-31. ... Washington rookie G Bradley Beal sat out his second straight game with a wrist injury.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Memphis
Nene 14 Scoring Mike Conley 18
Nene 6 Assists Mike Conley 6
Emeka Okafor 10 Rebounds Marc Gasol 15
John Wall 2 Free Throws Made Jerryd Bayless 3
Garrett Temple 3 Steals Mike Conley 4
N/A Blocks Marc Gasol 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 76 41.0 5-20 3-3 19 31 0 12 16
Memphis 85 44.9 1-7 14-17 22 46 6 9 19

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .655 after a win and .647 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Wizards have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .235 after a loss.
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