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Postgame Summary: Grizzlies 89, Bucks 87

Tony Allen

February 11, 2011

Grizzlies top Bucks

Sam Young notched 19 points and eight rebounds as the Grizzlies defeated the Bucks 89-86 at home on Friday night. Mike Conley added 23 points, eight assists and five rebounds while Rudy Gay had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Game Recap | Box Score | Discuss the win!

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Postgame Notes

  • The Grizzlies snapped the Bucks’ four-game winning streak at FedExForum, giving Memphis its first home win over Milwaukee since April 7, 2006.
  • Memphis improved to 24-10 this season when holding opponents under 100 points.
  • Memphis improved to 17-9 since Christmas and 15-8 in 2011.
  • The Grizzlies won the battle in the paint, 44-28.
  • Memphis is three games above .500 (29-26) for the second time this season.
  • The Grizzlies played in their league-leading 14th game decided by three points or less, evening their record at 7-7 (.500) in those contests.
  • Stat of the Night:The Grizzlies held the Bucks to .364 (28-of-77 FG) from the field, improving to 5-0 when holding opponents to under .370 shooting this season… Milwaukee was held to .250 (5-of-20 FG) in the fourth frame.
  • Key Run of the Night: After falling behind by as many as 11 points with 6:16 to go in the third, the Grizzlies turned around to score 24 of the next 34 points to gain a 73-70 advantage with 5:32 to play in the game… Memphis didn’t trail the rest of the way.

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Sam Young

Sam Young...

scored 10-plus for the eighth time in the last nine games, scoring 19 points to go with a career-high eight rebounds.

They said...

Lionel Hollins

Coach Hollins

On the game:
We had people out. We scratched and clawed. We thought it was going to be easy. We wanted it to be easy. During one of the timeouts, I told them winning is not easy. Even when we have everybody, it’s not easy. You have to go out there and stay focused and committed to what you’re doing, and we did that in the fourth quarter. We had some big plays. Sam (Young) got an offensive rebound. We got a fast break and a dunk to put us down by five. It looked like it was going to be over. They play hard. They struggled to score. We were struggling to score ourselves tonight. Defensively it was a very good effort overall, except for the little mistakes down the stretch. They came out in the third quarter and were running the pick-and-roll. They hit three or four threes, and it looked they had it going. They just couldn’t sustain it, and we were able to get back into our rhythm.

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

On playing without Zach Randolph:
This win shows how deep this team is. We have a lot of guys that can step up to the occasion and take a different role. I think with Rudy (Gay) and Zach (Randolph) missing time, it showed we can come together as a unit even though we’re banged up. We can still beat good teams.