Courtney Lee scored a team-high 18 points and Marc Gasol scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out five assists, blocked two shots and recorded a steal to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 108-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee Wednesday night.
The Lakers cut the lead to six on the first possession of the fourth quarter, but a 9-2 Grizzlies’ run pushed the lead right back to 13. The Lakers tried to crawl their way back in and cut it to 106-103 on a Jordan Farmar three-pointer with 14 seconds left, but two free throws from Lee iced the game for the Grizzlies.
Tony Allen came off of the Grizzlies’ bench to score 17 points and grab six rebounds while James Johnson, who also came off of the bench, had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists. Zach Randolph finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 19 points. Wesley Johnson scored 18, Pau Gasol had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Kent Bazemore had 14. Jordan Farmar and MarShon Brooks combined for 30 points off of the bench.
The Grizzlies are now 32-24 and the Lakers are 19-39.