Memphis' Josh Selby scored 35 points in an 83-77 losing effort in Tuesday's defeat to the Washington Wizards in the 2012 NBA Summer League held at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Selby's Grizzlies dropped to 1-1 overall, while the Wizards evened their record at 2-2 after overcoming a five-point deficit in the second half for the win. Washington turned things around after the half with a 25-11 advantage in third-quarter scoring.
Selby, who scored 45 percent of his team's points, shot 12-of-21 for the game with seven makes from behind the arc on eight attempts. He added four points from the free throw line to go along with seven steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Memphis, who led by as much as six in the game, held a five-point cushion until Washington turned things around just 43 seconds into the third. The Wizards trailed 42-37 before Shavlik Randolph became a factor and scored 10 of his squad's next 17 points that eventually turned the tide of the game.
Washington's lead ballooned to as much as 13 with 11:12 remaining in the contest. However, Memphis' offense came alive in the waning moments of the third, and it rattled off a 12-2 run in a span of 4:55 to pull within three just 2:28 into the final 10 minutes.
From that point forward, the teams played nearly even basketball with the Wizards holding a three-point edge, 21-18, in scoring until the clock hit zero.
The Wizards' Randolph and Chris Singleton had double-doubles in the game. Randolph ended the contest with 16 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, while Singleton had 13 and 10, respectively. Bradley Beal (14 points) and Shelvin Mack (10) joined Randolph and Singleton with double-digit scoring outings.
The Grizzlies began the game scoring 12 of the game's first 18 points before the Wizards knotted the score at the end of the first 10 minutes with an 18-12 run of its own.
Washington came out in the second with the hot hand and scored seven of eight points to establish a six-point advantage with 4:24 on the clock before halftime. Memphis then flipped things around and outscored its opponent 15-6 to stake itself to a three-point lead at the half, 40-37.
The Wizards return to action on Wednesday with a 1:00 p.m. tilt vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Grizzlies are off until a Friday meeting with Charlotte at 3:30 p.m.
|Fast Break Pts:||2||7|
|Points in the Paint:||40||30|
|Washington Wizards (2-2)|
|J. Brooks||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Johnson||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|G. Siler||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|39.2%||33.3%||71.4%||team rebs: 15||total to: 25|
|Memphis Grizzlies (1-1)|
|R. Allen||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|O. Bellfield||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|K. Clark||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Magette||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Randle||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Sanchez||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|C. Sims||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|S. Tarver||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|H. Thorns||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|A. Voskuil||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|41.8%||40.9%||57.1%||team rebs: 8||total to: 15|