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MEMvNOP: Grizzmo 1.20.20

Take a closer look at key moments from the Grizzlies game against the Pelicans.

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MEMvNOP: Grizzmo 1.20.20

Take a closer look at key moments from the Grizzlies game against the Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  01:00

MEMvNOP: Postgame press conference 1.20.20

Head Coach Taylor Jenkins breaks down the match against the Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  05:36

MEMvNOP: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.20.20

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks with the media about Monday’s matchup with the Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  03:02

MEMvNOP: Ja Morant postgame 1.20.20

Ja Morant shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  03:01

Grizzlies vs. Pelicans highlights 1.20.20

Catch the Grizzlies highlights from their match against the Pelicans at FedExForum on Monday night.
Jan 20, 2020  |  02:04

Dillon Brooks 31 points vs. Pelicans 1.20.20

Dillon Brooks scores a team-high 31 points, 4 assists and 9 rebounds as the Grizzlies face off against the Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  01:33

Ja shakes and bakes his way to the basket

Watch Ja Morant show off some impressive moves on his way to the basket.
Jan 20, 2020  |  00:18

Tyus Jones lands the floater

Watch Tyus Jones convert a floater from the paint against the Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  00:11

Dillon goes coast to coast and drives it home

Watch Dillon Brooks take the ball coast to coast on his way to the basket.
Jan 20, 2020  |  00:13

JV takes flight for two from the free throw line

Watch Jonas Valanciunas run the court and take flight from the freethrow line for an easy two.
Jan 20, 2020  |  00:14

Triple J makes it rain

Watch Jaren Jackson Jr. hit a deep three-point shot against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Jan 20, 2020  |  00:15

Grizzlies MLK Jr. Day Celebration preview

Get a quick preview of the 2020 Grizzlies MLK Jr. Day Celebration.
Jan 7, 2020  |  00:30

Postgame Report: Pelicans snap Grizzlies’ winning streak on 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. day game

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Pelicans set a franchise record with 21 three-pointers made (on 48 attempts) while shooting 43.8 percent from long range. Memphis shot 9-of-33 from beyond the arc (.273).

Key Run of the Night

  • Memphis cut New Orleans’ 23-point fourth-quarter lead to five points (121-116) with 1:28 remaining following a 7-0 burst

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies had their season-high seven-game winning streak snapped as they fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 126-116 on Monday night inside FedExForum.

The Grizzlies and Pelicans were locked in a high scoring game early as both teams shot over 45 percent from the field in the first quarter. Jrue Holiday started his career night off strong as he scored eight early points to give the Pelicans a 31-30 lead after one quarter. The Grizzlies offense would sputter and the Pelicans offense would catch fire to begin the second quarter. The Pelicans would go on to knock down nine three-pointers in the second quarter and 15 in the first half, which is the most made in a single half in NBA History. Memphis trailed New Orleans by just three points (36-33) with 10:26 remaining in the second quarter following a running floater from De’Anthony Melton. After the Grizzlies’ basket the Pelicans would go on a 21-9 run, stretching their lead to 57-42 with 4:15 remaining in the first half.

New Orleans would outscore Memphis 38-20 in the second quarter as they limited Memphis to just 1-of-9 from deep. Holiday scored 21 of his 36 points on the night in the first half to help New Orleans stretch their lead to 69-50 at the break. Holiday continued his strong night shooting, scoring 12 points in the third quarter, as the Pelicans took a 98-77 lead into the final quarter of play. The Grizzlies would not go away quietly, however, as they used a 16-4 run to trim the lead to 121-116 1:28 to play in the game. Following the basket from Jaren Jackson Jr. to cut the Pelicans lead to five points, New Orleans would hold Memphis scoreless for the remainder of the game, snapping the Grizzlies’ second longest winning streak in franchise history. After opening the season 6-22, the Pelicans have gone 11-5 in their last 16 games dating back to Dec. 18.

Dillon Brooks totaled a season-high tying 31 points, nine rebounds and four assists to the lead the Grizzlies. Brooks’ nine rebounds also tie a 2019-20 season high (11/4/19 vs. Houston). Tonight’s loss marked the first game the Grizzlies have lost when he scores 20-or-more points, dropping to 13-1 in such games. Jackson Jr. totaled 19 points, six rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes of play. Jackson Jr. now has 15 games this season with multiple blocks and multiple three-pointers, which leads all of the NBA. Jonas Valanciunas added team-leading 20th double-double of the season tonight as he scored 14 points (6-of-8 shooting) to go with 11 rebounds. Ja Morant added 16 points and nine assists as Memphis fell to 20-23 on the season.

Holiday led all scorers with 36 points (12-18 FG, 7-10 3P), six rebounds and two steals for the Pelicans. Holiday’s seven three-pointers on the night marks a new career-high. Brandon Ingram totaled 25 points, six assists and four rebounds for New Orleans, while knocking down 11-of-12 free throws. Nicolo Melli added 15 points, five rebounds and two blocks while knocking down three three-pointers in the first half. New Orleans finished the night with 21 made three-pointers, a new franchise record, as the Pelicans improved to 17-27 on the year.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will hit the road for two games as they visit the Boston Celtics inside TD Garden on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Dillon Brooks totaled a season high-tying 31 points (his third career game to score 30 or more), a career-high tying nine rebounds and four assists to the lead the Grizzlies. Tonight’s loss marked the first game the Grizzlies have lost when he scores 20-or-more points (13-1).
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. totaled 19 points and two blocks in 30 minutes. Jackson Jr. has 15 games this season with multiple blocks and multiple three-pointers, which leads the NBA. (Dallas’ Kristaps Porzingis ranks second with 12 such games).
  • Ja Morant totaled 16 points to go along with nine assists and three rebounds. Morant led all rookies in both scoring (17.9 points) and assists (7.0 per game) entering tonight.
  • Jonas Valanciunas logged his team-leading 21st double-double of the season with 14 points (6-8 FG) and 11 rebounds.

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