Lakers Gameday

25 - 55
Memphis Grizzlies

48 - 32

Tip-Off: 6:30PM PST

Sunday, April 13, 2014

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOT
MEM 23 30 34 15 102
LAL 27 25 17 21 90
Memphis Grizzlies

48 - 32

Grizzlies Beat Lakers 102-90, Stay in Playoff Hunt

By Beth Harris on April 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP)Mike Conley scored 24 points and Memphis pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-90 on Sunday night, moving the Grizzlies a game ahead of idle Phoenix in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

Marc Gasol added 18 points and 15 rebounds and Mike Miller had 13 points for the Grizzlies, who head to Phoenix for a showdown with the Suns on Monday night. Gasol hugged his brother Pau after the game; Pau has been out for the Lakers with vertigo.

Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 20 points in their last home game of a miserable season that has included a franchise-worst 55 losses with two games remaining.

They lost their seventh in a row overall and fifth straight at Staples Center. Wesley Johnson added 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Jordan Hill added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Tied at 61 in the third, the Grizzlies pulled away on a 26-8 run to lead 87-69 going into the fourth. Conley scored six points, Tayshaun Prince had seven and Gasol added six in the spurt that produced their first double-digit lead of the game. Memphis shot 68 percent in the period.

Nick Young, who finished with 14 points off the bench, had the Lakers' only field goal over the final 5 1/2 minutes of the third, when they shot 29 percent and were outrebounded 14-6.

The Lakers kept it close in the first half, leading by nine at one point, before trailing 53-52 at the break.

Notes: The Grizzlies improved to 22-18 on the road overall and 13-12 against West opponents away from home. ... After traveling to Phoenix, the Grizzlies end the regular season at Dallas. ... As has been his custom lately, injured Kobe Bryant wasn't on the bench during the game. ... Young addressed the crowd before the game, thanking fans for "sticking in with us and supporting us all season long."... The Lakers end the season with games at Utah and San Antonio.

Game Notes

2013-14 Series Notes: The Lakers trail the season series to the Grizzlies 1-2 after a five-point
loss on the road at the end of February.

All-Time Series Notes: This will be the 70th
meeting between the two franchises and the 47th

since the Grizzlies moved to Memphis... In that time, the Lakers have now lost just three
season series to the Grizzlies (2004-05, 2005-06, 2012-13)… The Lakers lead the all-time
series 48-21 but are just 26-20 versus the Grizzlies since the team moved to Memphis... In
their last 10 meetings with Memphis, the Lakers are 5-5 overall. The Lakers are 6-4 in their last
10 home games against Memphis and 17-8 all-time at STAPLES Center against the Grizzlies...
In Memphis, the Lakers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games at FedExForum… In their
first meeting of the 2010-11 season, the Lakers scored a series-high 124 points in a 124-105
victory 11/2/10… On 3/13/12 in Memphis, the Lakers came back from a 17-point second half
deficit to defeat the Grizzlies in double-overtime... In their last meeting of the 2008-09 season
(4/12/09), the Lakers held Memphis to a series low 75 points, surpassing the old record of 79
points (2/14/05 at MEM)… In 2007-08, Kobe Bryant scored an NBA season-high 53 points
3/28/08 vs. Memphis... In Memphis 3/22/07, Bryant scored a series-high 60 points, becoming
only the 3rd
player in NBA history to score 50+ points in three consecutive games.

Connections: The Lakers acquired F/C Pau Gasol from Memphis in exchange for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and the draft rights to his brother, Grizzlies C Marc Gasol, on February 1,
2008... Both brothers played for Spain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics, claiming a silver medal after losing in both gold medal games to the United States... Pau remains the
franchise leader in a number of statistical categories, including points (8,966), rebounds (4,096) and blocks (877), in six-plus years with Memphis… Gasol was teammates with Grizzlies G/F Mike Miller from
2002 to when he was traded midway through 2008, in Miller’s first stint in Memphis… Miller and Lakers G Nick Young both played for the Washington Wizards during the 2009-2010 season… Lakers
G Xavier Henry was drafted by the Grizzlies with the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and played there during his rookie season (2010-11)... Lakers assistant Johnny Davis was a Memphis
assistant from 2007 to 2011, and was the interim head coach for two games in January 2009... Davis also coached Grizzlies forward Ed Davis when both were on the Toronto Raptors, Davis in an
assistant role… Ed Davis (2008-2010) and Lakers G Kendall Marshall (2010-12) both attend University of North Carolina…Lakers G Kobe Bryant, Gasol and G Jordan Farmar played against
Grizzlies G Courtney Lee, formerly a member of the Orlando Magic, in the 2009 NBA Finals …Lakers F/C Jordan Hill played with Lee in Houston from 2010-2012… Lakers C Chris Kaman and
Grizzlies F Zach Randolph played were teammates with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2008-09…Lakers F Wesley Johnson and Grizzlies C Kosta Koufos both played for the Minnesota
Timberwolves during the 2010-2011 season where they were both coached by current Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis, who was the Timberwolves head coach at the time…Grizzlies F Tayshaun
Prince is a Los Angeles native.

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Game Leaders

  LAL   MEM  
Jodie Meeks
pts Mike Conley
Wesley Johnson
reb Marc Gasol
Kendall Marshall
ast Mike Conley


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  LAL   MEM  
Kendall Marshall g Mike Conley
Jodie Meeks g Courtney Lee
Jordan Hill c Marc Gasol
Ryan Kelly f Zach Randolph
Wesley Johnson f James Johnson

Injury Report - LAKERS

  • Kobe Bryant:
    (fractured left knee) is out
  • Jordan Farmar:
    (groin) is probable
  • Pau Gasol:
    (vertigo) is doubtful
  • Chris Kaman:
    (calf) is out
  • Xavier Henry:
    (wrist,knee) is out
  • Kent Bazemore:
    (foot) is out
  • Steve Nash:
    (nerve) is out

Injury Report - GRIZZLIES

  • Tayshaun Prince:
    (ankle) is questionable
  • Quincy Pondexter:
    (foot) is out