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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 29: Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies and David Roddy #21 of the Memphis Grizzlies react during the first half against the Utah Jazz at FedExForum on November 29, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

Grizzlies defeat Jazz 105-91, earn first home victory

The Memphis Grizzlies (4-13) defeat the Utah Jazz (6-12) 105-91 Wednesday at FedExForum to earn their first home victory of the season.

Jaren Jackson Jr. posted 20 points and a season-high six blocks, while David Roddy finished with a season-high 19 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane tallied 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Ziaire Williams scored 15 points off the bench shooting 3-of-3 from beyond-the-arc to help snap Memphis’ four-game losing streak.

John Collins led Utah with 17 points but was limited to two during the second half. Simone Fontecchio scored 12 points from a season-high four 3-pointers. Jordan Clarkson added 12 points and a team-high five assists. Walker Kessler contributed nine points, eight rebounds and a season-high six blocks.

The Grizzlies grabbed the lead during the second quarter after a Derrick Rose layup with 11:27 on the clock and didn’t trail for the rest of the game. Utah was outscored 36-17 and held to 27 percent shooting from the field during the period, and the Grizzlies led 60-42 at halftime.

A 15-0 run bridging the second and third quarters gave the Grizzlies a 25-point lead in the third quarter.

The Grizzlies outscored Utah 23-0 in fast break points through the first three quarters and recorded season highs with 58 points in the paint and 51 rebounds.

The Grizzlies will start a back-to-back with a game against the Dallas Mavericks at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at American Airlines Center. The game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Southeast and 92.9 FM ESPN.