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Postgame Report: Grizzlies fall to Nets 127-115; Brooklyn snaps seven-game losing streak to Memphis

The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Brooklyn Nets 127-115 on Sunday in the absence of Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson Jr and Ja Morant.

After three back-and-forth quarters, Brooklyn posted 31 points in the fourth quarter behind a 19-6 run. Brooklyn extended its lead to as many as 19 points with two minutes remaining in the game. Former Grizzlies wing Yuta Watanabe caught fire in the fourth quarter with 12 points to put the game on ice.

The Nets shot 60.2% from the field and 47.1% from 3-point range, while the Grizzlies posted 43.4% clip from the field and 32.4% from behind the arc.

Kevin Durant led the Nets with 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Ben Simmons posted a season-high 22 points with eight rebounds. Yuta Watanabe followed with 16 points off the bench, and Kyrie Irving added 14 points in his return from an eight-game suspension.

Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 31 points and five rebounds. John Konchar added 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Steven Adams posted his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Grizzlies led the Nets 29-28 at the end of the first quarter and continued to lead 62-57 at the half. Brooklyn posted 39 points in the third quarter, 14 of which were from Kevin Durant, and led 96-93 going into the final quarter.

Memphis posted a season-high 13 steals in a game, while Brooklyn tallied a season-high 33 assists.

The Grizzlies return home to play the Sacramento Kings at FedExForum on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7:00 p.m. CT. Fans can watch on Bally Sports Southeast or tune in to 92.9 FM ESPN.