Postgame Report: Grizzlies lose heartbreaker in Chicago

Memphis Grizzlies
Mar 8, 2018 12:03 AM ET

In their final game of a three-game road trip, the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Chicago Bulls 119-110 for their fifteenth consecutive loss and thirteenth in a row on the road. The Bulls led by 19 (89-70) with 1:58 remaining in the third quarter when the Grizzlies sparked their comeback, outscoring Chicago 25-7, with 20 points coming from Dillon Brooks in the fourth quarter alone, to draw within one point (109-108) with 2:13 to play. Memphis got a career-high performance from rookie Brooks, who finished with 29 points (10-18 FG) and was also a career-best from beyond the arc (5-9 3P). Brooks’ 20 points in the fourth quarter was just two shy of tying a franchise record for most points in a quarter (22 points by Greg Anthony and Troy Daniels ). Marc Gasol (4-11 FG, 8-10 FT) and Ben McLemore (5-11 FG, 3-7 3P, 4-5 FT) finished with 17 points apiece, including a team-high seven assists from Gasol. JaMychal Green added 11 points and eight rebounds, just two shy of continuing his six game double-double streak. McLemore, Gasol and Green combined for 33 of Memphis’ 51 points in the first half. Memphis trailed by 10 (68-58) with 9:04 to play in the third period when Chicago went on a 14-3 run over 3:51 to give the Bulls a 21-point advantage, their largest of the contest. Chicago was led by Lauri Markkanen with 22 points (8-14 FG, 2-6 3P). Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn added 21 points apiece. Bobby Portis finished with 15 points (6-12 FG) and a game-high 10 rebounds. Memphis forced 20 turnovers for 28 points, seven coming in the fourth quarter alone for 17 points. However, the Grizzlies gave up 56 points in the paint. The Grizzlies have now given up 50 or more points in the paint for the fourteenth time this season.

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Key Run of the Night

  • Dillon Brooks scored a career-high 29 points, including 20 points in the fourth quarter.
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Myke Henry #4 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Kobi Simmons #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: JaMychal Green #0 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Xavier Rathan-Mayes #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Kobi Simmons #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: JaMychal Green #0 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Ben McLemore #23 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Wayne Selden #7 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Xavier Rathan-Mayes #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Kobi Simmons #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Wayne Selden #7 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Ben McLemore #23 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Kobi Simmons #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Kobi Simmons #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Deyonta Davis #21 of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Ben McLemore #23 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Myke Henry #4 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 7: JaMychal Green #0 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Team Quotes

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Player Notes

  • Dillon Brooks scores a career-high 29 points.
  • Marc Gasol goes for 17 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
  • Ben McLemore drops 17 points, gets 7 rebounds and has 2 assists.
  • JaMychal Green scores 11 points and grabs 8 rebounds.
  • Kobi Simmons scores 11 points and finishes with 3 rebounds.

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