NBA Sunday: Los Angeles Lakers vs Grizzlies Memphis Dec 27, 2015 6:00 PM match – up location – FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee highlights, recap, replay, result.
Point guard Mike Conley scored 19 points with five assists Sunday night as the Memphis Grizzlies breezed past the Los Angeles Lakers 112-96 at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies (17-16) avoided a three-game losing streak and fell below .500 for the first time since they were 5-6 on Nov. 15.
Memphis forward Jeff Green finished with 17 points, center Marc Gasol scored 16 points with six assists, power forward Zach Randolph had 16 points off the bench and guard Courtney Lee scored 13 points.
The Lakers (5-26) entered the game allowing a league-worst 107.2 points per game and their opponents were shooting 46.2 percent from the floor – 26th in the NBA. The Grizzlies hit on 45 of 80 shots for 56.2 percent and handed out a season-high 30 assists, led by backup point guard Mario Chalmers’ seven assists to go with 11 points and five rebounds.
Ahead by 13 points at halftime, Memphis stretched the lead to 22 points late in the third quarter and was up 92-74 going into the fourth. The Grizzlies extended the lead to as many as 25 points. They made 6 of 16 threes for 37.5 percent.
The Lakers made 32 of 84 attempts for 38.1 percent and went 8 of 29 from 3-point range for 27.6 percent. Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 19 points, playing all of the first and third quarters, and not at all in the second and fourth quarters.
Forward Larry Nance Jr. posted a double-double for the Lakers with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Jordan Clarkson scored 12 points, power forward Julius Randle scored nine points with 13 rebounds off the bench and reserve guard D’Angelo Russell had 10 points.
Memphis led 59-46 at the half and already had four players in double figures, led by Gasol’s 12 points. Bryant led all first-half scorers with 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting and 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
The Grizzlies shot 54.8 percent in the first half and doubled up the Lakers on points in the paint 28-14.
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