NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Atlanta|
(Wednesday, February 6th)
Final Score: Atlanta 103, Memphis 92
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jeff Teague scored 22 points and dished out 13
assists to pace the Atlanta Hawks to a 103-92 victory over the Memphis
Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Josh Smith had 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three blocks and Al
Horford added 17 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who had dropped three of
their last four entering the contest.
"I'm just playing and trying to get wins and doing whatever it takes for us to
get a win," Teague said. "We have to take it upon ourselves to get better
every day to help our team get victories."
Zach Randolph scored 20 points and Mike Conley had 17 points and eight assists
for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three of their last four games overall.
Marc Gasol scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the setback.
Atlanta shot a blistering 62.2 percent in the first half to take a 58-48 lead
into the break.
Teague poured in 16 of his 22 points in the half and Smith added 10. John
Jenkins went 3-for-5 from 3-point range and tallied all nine of his points
over the opening 24 minutes.
The Hawks cooled off significantly in the third quarter, converting on just 7-
of-22 (31.8 percent) field goal attempts, but held the Grizzlies to just 26.3
percent (5-for-19) from the field, yet still led, 80-62 entering the final
Conley's 3-pointer with 1:45 left cut the lead to single digits, 99-90, but
the Grizzlies could only manage just one more basket the rest of the way.
"We were fortunate that we were scoring points in the first half, or it could
have been real ugly," said Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. "They got away from
us in the third quarter. We went with another unit and they gave us some
energy and kept it close and when our starters came back in we got it down to
nine points, but we just couldn't stop them consistently."
Atlanta shot 51.4 percent (38-for-74) from the floor ... Memphis outscored the
Hawks, 42-34, in the paint ... Jerryd Bayless had 15 points off the bench for
02/06 22:45:43 ET