Grizzlies at Pacers playlist 2/24/17
Grizzlies slip to Pacers
In their first meeting this season, the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Indiana Pacers 102-92 on the road at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Memphis struggled from the field shooting only 41.7 percent and 9-of-27 (.333) from three-point range. On the other hand, Indiana shot 51.3 percent from the field and outrebounded the Grizzlies 50-39.
Troy Daniels led the Grizzlies with 13 points, posting 10 of those points in the fourth quarter. Daniels also grabbed three steals in 15 minutes off the bench. Five other Grizzlies players scored in double figures with Marc Gasol contributing 12 points and Mike Conley posting 10. Tony Allen, Vince Carter and Zach Randolph also posted 11 points with Allen grabbing five steals, one short of his season-high.
The Grizzlies forced 17 Pacers turnovers while only committing 11 themselves. Memphis converted Indiana’s turnovers into 29 points where the Pacers only made 15 points off Grizzlies turnovers.
C.J. Miles led the Pacers with a game-high 17 points while Jeff Teague recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists in 31 minutes. Lavoy Allen also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes.
The Grizzlies continue their road trip in Denver as they take on the Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. CT. Catch all the action on FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.
Key Stat of the Night
- The Grizzlies forced 17 Indiana turnovers tonight and outscored the Pacers 29-15 in points off mistakes.
Key Run of the Night
- After the Grizzlies matched their largest lead of the game at 25-18 with 3:01 remaining in the first quarter, the Pacers went on a 23-6 run that gave them a 41-31 lead midway through the second period. The Pacers outscored the Grizzlies 36-23 in the second quarter while shooting 73.7 percent from the field (14-19).
On the team's tough losses Just when you think your team is looking good, feeling good—you can’t ever get comfortable because stuff like this happens. But we’ve shown a tendency all year to come back from tough losses and regroup.-- Coach Fizdale
On the loss to Indiana I think we’re all in the same boat and the Pacers played better basketball than us and played hard than us. Give Indiana credit, with a lot of controversy in the media and hearing all this stuff swirling around their team, Nate did a heck of a job getting these guys to focus in and compete at a high level after all of that. Hats off to him and their team. They really came to win tonight.-- Coach Fizdale
On the team's disappointing performance It started with our transition defense. We gave up way too many easy looks, too many straight line drives which put pressure on our weak side defense which then opened up the three point line. Too many easy baskets and too high of a field goal percentage.-- Marc Gasol
On the importance of the next game Every game is real important, you have to prepare like it is your last game and you have to do your job and help make the other guys better.-- Marc Gasol
On the loss It’s very disappointing, more so about our effort than anything else. They killed us tonight in transition. They got all the loose balls, and we didn’t give ourselves a chance to win. We didn’t do the little things necessary. It was a break down all over - communication, effort, bonehead decisions. We gambled a lot on defense and we did not pay attention to our assignments. We did not get into our sets on offense and defensively it seemed like they got every rebound and loose ball. We can’t win if we don’t get the advantage in those statistical categories.-- Mike Conley
- Troy Daniels led the Grizzlies with 13 points off the bench, including 10 in the fourth quarter.
- Mike Conley finished with 10 points and led Memphis with seven assists. He did not score in the second half.
- C.J. Miles led the Pacers with 17 points as he shot 5-for-9 from three-point range on the night. With his second three-point field goal of the game, Miles passed Mike Dunleavy (408) into seventh place for the most three-pointers made in Pacers NBA franchise history.