Memphis 89, Sacramento 87

Date - Sunday, April 7, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #45 Brian Forte, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 15205

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 25 18 25 21 89
Sacramento 16 28 20 23 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 52-25 30-8 22-17 W1
Sacramento 27-50 19-20 8-30 L4

Recap

Grizzlies 89, Kings 87: Mike Conley scored 25 points and Quincy Pondexter added 17 as visiting Memphis defeated Sacramento to move one game behind Denver for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

Marc Gasol contributed 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and rejected Marcus Thornton’s last-second 3-point attempt to seal the victory.

DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and nine rebounds and Isaiah Thomas had 18 points and eight assists for the Kings, who are 0-4 on a five-game homestand.

Memphis had an eight-point lead with under four minutes remaining before Sacramento rattled off nine straight to take an 85-84 lead on Cousins’ jumper with 44.8 seconds to go. Conley’s driving hoop put the Grizzlies back on top with 30 seconds left and Memphis protected the lead to complete a four-game season sweep of the Kings.

Sacramento led 44-43 at halftime but Memphis recovered to lead by as many as eight points in the third quarter. The Grizzlies led 68-64 entering the final stanza and increased the advantage to 80-73 on Tony Allen’s dunk with 6:01 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toney Douglas added 14 points and Jimmer Fredette tallied 13 for Sacramento. … Memphis blocked 12 shots with Gasol and Allen (three) combining for eight. … Kings G Tyreke Evans had just five points on 1-of-7 shooting after averaging 23 points over the previous three games.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Sacramento
Mike Conley 25 Scoring DeMarcus Cousins 22
Mike Conley 4 Assists Isaiah Thomas 8
Marc Gasol 10 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 9
Marc Gasol 7 Free Throws Made Isaiah Thomas 7
Tony Allen 2 Steals Toney Douglas 4
Marc Gasol 5 Blocks Cole Aldrich 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 89 43.8 3-7 22-29 17 45 12 9 16
Sacramento 87 35.8 7-25 22-28 18 41 4 9 15

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Kings have a W/L % of .321 after a win and .367 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .686 after a win and .654 after a loss.