LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (Ticker) -- Thanks to a poor shooting effort from Kobe Bryant, the Memphis Grizzlies stole their first road win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shane Battier scored 17 points off the bench and the Grizzlies held the Lakers to a franchise-low 24 points in the second half to post an 82-72 victory.

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Memphis won for the first time in 19 road games vs. Los Angeles, which got virtually nothing from Bryant, who entered Monday's action leading the league in scoring.

"We read it on the ticker on television," Battier said of their losing streak in Los Angeles. "Sometimes you are playing against history. Some teams react negatively and some positively. We are happy that we could get the goose egg off the board."

Bryant led Los Angeles with eight assists but missed his last 10 shots to finish 2-of-16. He scored 19 seconds into the game and had a basket late in the second, but added just seven free throws to produce 11 points.

"It just goes with our inconsistency," Bryant said. "It is just a growing process. When we were playing consistently the way we did in our last game in Sacramento, you appreciate it that much more."

After scoring 26 points in the first quarter and 22 in the second, the Lakers had just 15 in the third before slumping to nine in the fourth. The 24 points after intermission is one fewer than their previous low, set in a 95-89 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in 1994.

"There were so many things that happened for us tonight," Memphis coach Mike Fratello said. "We have had horrendous fourth quarters. Last night in the fourth quarter, we played well defensively and tonight we played well defensively. So that is a step in the right direction."

The Grizzlies' defensive effort peaked in the third quarter when they turned a four-point halftime deficit into a 69-63 lead.

"It took a lot of concentration and a lot of luck to hold the Lakers down to just 24 points in the second half," said point guard Earl Watson, who had six assists off the bench. "And we beat one of the best players, if not the best in the NBA. He's so talented I think it was more luck, but we do work hard and it paid off tonight."

Memphis held Los Angeles without a basket for more than eight minutes in the quarter, which was capped by Battier's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Lakers shot 32 percent (23-of-72), including a dismal 2-of-18 in the fourth.

Pau Gasol scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made five blocks for Memphis, which beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, giving them two wins in the STAPLES Center in as many days.

"I think we did a great job defensively and stopped their rebounding," Gasol said. "It felt good. We played the second half much better and with more intensity. We have never won here in my four years so it felt real good to pull out the win.

"Obviously (the Lakers) are different without Shaquille O'Neal. Shaquille is a big presence inside. They had issues and it is a big loss for them to lose one of the best players and one who dominates the most."

The Grizzlies held a 51-40 rebounding advantage.

Despite the frustration, Bryant was able to credit the Grizzlies' defensive scheme.

"They played great defensively," Bryant said. "They just sagged into the middle and turned us into an all perimeter team. We were just taking jump shots and they were not falling for us. They just kept me out on the perimeter. And most of my shots were bail-out shots with the clock running down or taking a shot with a hand in my face."