NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Boston|
(Wednesday, November 27th)
Final Score: Memphis 100, Boston 93
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerryd Bayless led five Memphis players in
double figures with 22 points in the Grizzlies' 100-93 win over the Boston
Mike Conley finished with 14 points and nine assists, Zach Randolph had 13
points and seven rebounds and Tony Allen chipped in with 12 points for the
Grizzlies, winners in five of their last seven games.
"I think we got some great defensive rebounds from them missing a couple of
their looks. Good outlet passes, good steals and finishing in transition. When
our defense is playing well, we play well," said Conley.
Jeff Green scored 26 points and Jared Sullinger added 23 points and 12
rebounds for the Celtics, who have dropped seven of their last nine games.
"We just learn from it. That's the fight we have to have all game. We got in a
hole early in the first quarter, but it was great to see us battling. But we
can't put ourselves in that position," said Green.
A pair of Green free throws pulled Boston within one, 12-11, just past the
midway point of the first quarter, but the Grizzlies closed the period with a
15-2 burst to take a 27-13 lead after 12 minutes.
Memphis' lead swelled to 19 points, 38-19, just over five minutes into the
second stanza. It was a 49-36 game at the break.
The Celtics had pulled within single digits, 59-50, after a Green runner and
went into the final frame down 69-59.
The Grizzlies went up 83-68 after Nick Calathes found Ed Davis for an alley-
oop slam early in the fourth.
Boston managed to pull within 94-90 after Green buried a trey with 21 seconds
left. After a pair of Randolph free throws, Avery Bradley nailed a 3-pointer
of his own with 14 ticks showing, but it would be as close as the Celtics
would get the rest of the way.
Davis scored 11 and Kosta Koufos had seven points and 13 rebounds for Memphis
... Boston's starting five committed more turnovers (10) than the entire
Grizzlies roster (eight) ... Bradley scored 16 points in the setback.
11/27 23:30:57 ET