Grizzlies net 13th consecutive home win
Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol each had double-doubles as the Grizzlies stayed alive for the final playoff spot in the West with a 117-95 win over the Sixers on Friday. Mike Miller scored 19 points and Tony Allen added 15 as Memphis matched the longest single-season home winning streak in franchise history at 13. Recap | Highlights | Box Score
- Memphis stretched its home winning streak to a season-high 13 games, tied for the longest streak within a single season in franchise history… The Grizzlies also won 13 consecutive home games from Feb. 8 – April 9, 2013… Memphis has now won 19 of its last 21 games at FexExForum overall… The Grizzlies have not lost at home since Feb. 5 against Dallas.
- Since the beginning of the 2009-10 season, Memphis has four separate double-digit home winning streaks, the most in the NBA during that time frame… Six teams are tied for second with three such home winning streaks each.
- Memphis limited Philadelphia to just 95 points (39-of-88 FG) after the 76ers came in averaging 99.3 points per game…Entering tonight’s game, Philadelphia had scored at least 100 points in four of its past six games… The 76ers are 3-42 on the year when scoring less than 100 points.
- Memphis talled 28 assists tonight on 44 made field goals in tonight’s game… The 28 assists are tied for the fourth-most dished out by the Grizzlies this season… Opponents came in averaging 26.30 assists per game against Philadelphia, the most in the league.
- The Grizzlies enjoyed a large advantage down low, outrebounding the 76ers by 13 (49-36) and outscoring them in paint by 12 (60-48)… Philadelphia, the ninth-best offensive rebounding team in the league at 11.74 per game, was limited to just eight offensive boards by Memphis tonight.
- Memphis’ bench poured in 65 points tonight against the 76ers, well above its season average of 32.7 bench points per game… Three bench players (Mike Miller, Tony Allen and Nick Calathes) reached double figures and every active Grizzlies player scored at least two points.
- Philadelphia, which entered averaging the highest number of steals per game in the NBA at 9.21, grabbed 14 steals tonight against the Grizzlies, the most steals by a Memphis opponent so far this season… The 14 steals are tied for the third-most by the 76ers this season.
Key Stats of the Night
- Memphis tallied 117 points tonight against Philadelphia, the Grizzlies’ second-highest scoring total of the season… The Grizzlies have scored at least 100 points in three of their last four games… Memphis is 61-8 over the last two seasons when scoring at least 100 points.
- The Grizzlies shot .543 (44-of-81 FG) from the field in tonight’s game, tied for their seventh-highest shooing percentage of the year… Memphis has shot .500 or better in back-to-back games and is now 33-5 dating back to the start of last in games in which they shoot .500 or better from the field.
Key Run of the Night
- Afer a Thaddeus Young three-pointer cut Memphis lead to six (63-57) with 7:08 left in the third quarter, the Grizzlies went on a 24-7 run to take a 23-point lead (87-64) into the fourth quarter… Memphis increased that lead to a game-high 27 points with 4:11 to go in the game.
- Marc Gasol posted consecutive double-doubles for the first time this season with a game-high 21 points (9-of-12 FG) and 10 rebounds… Gasol also dished out two assists and connected on his second three-pointer of the season.
- Mike Miller came off the bench to tally 19 points (8-of-11 FG) in just 19:56 minutes of action while fellow benchmate Tony Allen contributed 15 points (5-of-7 FG), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 18:06 minutes of total action.
- Playing in Memphis for the first time since being dealt to Philadelphia in an offseason trade,Tony Wroten tallied a team-high tying 18 points (6-of-14 FG), three assists and two rebounds… Thaddeus Young also had 18 points (8-of-17 FG), four rebounds and three steals.
- Nick Calathes stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points (3-of-7 FG), five rebounds, four assists and two steals.