The Memphis Grizzlies (48-27) defeated the Orlando Magic (33-43) on Tuesday at FedExForum in their 12th consecutive win at home, establishing a new single-season franchise record for home wins (33-5).
Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies with 31 points and five assists, shooting 12-of-14 from the line and 8-of-10 in the final 38 seconds of the game. Xavier Tillman Sr. followed with a career-high 20 points and nine rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Luke Kennard each scored 16 points apiece, the two combining for 15 rebounds and five assists.
Jackson, who posted his seventh double-double of the season, tallied three blocks, tying his own single-season franchise record (177).
Franz Wagner led the Magic with 25 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Paolo Banchero followed with his 12th double-double of the season behind 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Wendell Carter Jr. registered 14 points and seven rebounds and Goga Bitadze added 13 points and six rebounds off the bench.
Memphis established an early lead after outscoring Orlando 32-15 in the first quarter, limiting the Magic to 6-of-20 shooting and forcing six turnovers. The Grizzlies led 59-44 at halftime and continued to lead 87-73 heading into the final frame.
The Magic rallied late, including a 24-9 run in the fourth quarter, to bring the score within 105-100 with 38 seconds remaining. Bane’s eight final free throws helped fend off the Magic’s second-half push.
Memphis has won 10 of their last 11 matchups and currently holds the longest active winning streak in the NBA with seventh straight wins.
The Grizzlies will remain at home to play the LA Clippers at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 29, in the first of a two-game series. Fans can tune in on Bally Sports Southeast or 92.9 FM ESPN.