February 15, 2012
Gay has 25, Allen 21 to help Grizzlies beat Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Rudy Gay scored 25 points and Tony Allen matched his season high with 21 to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Nets 105-100 on Wednesday night, handing the error-prone Nets their season-high seventh straight loss.
Marreese Speights added a season-high 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and the Grizzlies won for the fourth time in five games. Mike Conley had 16 points and 10 assists for the Grizzlies, who surrendered at least 100 points for only the fourth time this season.
Deron Williams scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half for the Nets, who committed four turnovers in the final 2:40 in handing the game to Memphis. Anthony Morrow added 17 points, hitting 3 of 8 from long range.
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NETS-GRIZZLIES LIVE CHAT
THE STAT: The Nets lost despite shooting better than 50 percent from the field and going 15-for-15 from the free-throw line.
TOUGH MOVE: Avery Johnson trotted out the 15th different starting lineup the Nets have employed this season, and the lack of chemistry was clear at times. The shake-ups have been due primarily to injuries, and the Nets suffered another one when Jordan Farmar was a late scratch with a strained right groin."
For more, read Jake Appleman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here
NETS NOTES Deron Williams leads the NBA with 5 games of at least 24 points and 10 assists...Led by G Anthony Morrow (17 points, 7-12 FGs, 3-8 FGs), G Sundiata Gaines (11) and C Johan Petro (10), the Nets' bench outscored the Grizzlies' bench, 42-11. Gaines also had a season-high 7 assists...F-C Shelden Williams tied a career-high with 3 blocks...G DeShawn Stevenson, returning after a 7-game layoff due to a knee injury, went scoreless but added three rebound and two assists...G Jordan Farmar was a late scratch due to a strained right groin, but will travel with the team and seemed confident he'd play during the trip.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
|36 1/2 MIN
26 PTS, 11 AST
9-18 FGs, 4-10 3Ps
|On team morale:
"Yeah, I’m definitely concerned about it. It’d be kind of foolish if I wasn’t. But for me, I’m kind of the constant for our team; I’m always encouraging them.
"When there needs to be discipline, there’s discipline. but right now, our guys don’t need anybody just to scream at them 24 hours a day."