NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Orlando|
(Wednesday, February 12th)
Final Score: Memphis 86, Orlando 81
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph scored a game-high 20 points
to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to an 86-81 win over the Orlando Magic on
Courtney Lee added 17 points while Tayshaun Prince and Nick Calathes finished
with 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the Grizzlies, winners in three of
their last four games.
"This is a huge win for us. There's a big difference in the West between being
four games over .500 or being six games over .500," said Grizzlies coach David
In the third quarter, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol left the game after injuring
his left knee. Gasol, who missed 23 games earlier this season after injuring
the same knee, banged knees with Orlando guard Jameer Nelson.
"It was our game, I thought, right there. We let one slip away," Harris said.
Gasol fell to the ground in obvious pain. He eventually limped off the court
and to the locker room.
He had four points and five rebounds before exiting.
Nikola Vucevic had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris finished with
13 points and seven boards for the Magic, who had a three-game winning streak
Glen Davis scored 12 points and Arron Afflalo added 10 in the setback.
The Grizzlies held a 64-61 lead at the start of the fourth quarter. After
Orlando took a 65-64 lead just over 1 1/2 minutes into the frame, the
Grizzlies scored six straight points to go up 70-65.
An 11-7 swing put the Magic in front 77-76 with 4:24 left as Vucevic nailed a
20-footer. The Grizzlies, however, used a 10-2 run to go up 86-79 with nine
seconds remaining, and Orlando couldn't get closer than five the rest of the
Randolph scored nine points on 4-of-4 shooting in the first quarter as Memphis
jumped out to a 24-17 lead after 12 minutes. The Grizzlies shot 52.4 percent
in the frame.
In the second quarter, Memphis' lead swelled to 13 points, 36-23, after an Ed
Davis alley-oop slam, but the Magic scored seven straight to make it a two-
possession game. The Grizzlies then pushed the spread back to double digits,
42-32. Harris added a jumper with 42 seconds left to make it 42-34 at the
Lee gave the Grizzlies a 48-38 lead with his jumper at the 8:06 mark, but a
12-2 surge from the Magic tied things up at 50-50 with just under six minutes
to go in the third.
Neither side built a lead larger than four the rest of the way as the
Grizzlies took a 64-61 lead into the final frame.
This was the final game before the All-Star break for both teams ... Memphis
outscored the Magic 46-32 in the paint ... The Grizzlies scored 19 points off
14 Orlando turnovers ... The Magic outrebounded the Grizzlies 42-36.
02/13 00:37:00 ET