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Postgame Report: Grizzlies start three-game road trip with convincing win over Hawks

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Grizzlies outscored the Hawks in points in the paint (56-40), fast break points (18-3) and in bench points (72-36).

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies used a 19-6 run to stretch their lead to 44-33 with 4:56 remaining in the second quarter

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Atlanta Hawks 127-88 on Monday night inside State Farm Arena.

The Grizzlies connected on a season-high 21 three-pointers as they put together one of their strongest offensive performances of the season. Memphis started the game slow, missing their first 11 field goal attempts of the night. The Grizzlies defense kept them in the game early on, limiting the Hawks to 31 percent shooting, including 20 percent from the three-point line. Memphis’ second-unit entered the game and made an immediate impact, lifting the Grizzlies to a 24-23 lead after one quarter after play. The Grizzlies used a 19-6 run to stretch their lead to 44-33 with 4:56 remaining in the second quarter following a dunk from Ja Morant. The Hawks were able to close the quarter scoring 14 of the last 17 points to trim the lead to 52-49 at half.

Memphis’ offense found their stride in the third quarter, shooting 57.1 percent from the floor to stretch their lead to 84-68 heading into the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies erupted for 43 points in the final period, the most points they have scored in a fourth quarter this season. Memphis shot 8-of-11 from three-point range in the period, highlighted by Anthony Tolliver, who connected on four three-pointers in his first game wearing a Grizzlies uniform. Memphis exploded on a 32-9 run to stretch their lead to 39 points at 116-77 with 3:29 remaining before cruising their second consecutive win. The Grizzlies limited the Hawks to 32.3 percent shooting while outrebounding Atlanta 60-43. The Grizzlies bench erupted for a huge performance, outscoring the Hawks second-unit 72-36.

The Grizzlies had nine players score in double-figures Monday night, setting a new franchise record. Gorgui Dieng posted a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and an assist in 26 minutes of action. Jonas Valanciunas posted his team-leading 30th double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds on 6-of-7 shooting. Josh Jackson added 16 points, four assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes. Tyus Jones totaled 15 points, nine assists and four steals on 6-of-10 shooting. John Konchar posted a career-high 10 points, seven rebounds and an assist as the Grizzlies moved to 30-31 on the season.

Trae Young, who finished with 19 points, two assists and one block, was held to only 5-of-17 shooting for Atlanta. Kevin Huerter added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists on 5-of-14 shooting. John Collins added 12 points and three rebounds in 31 minutes. Jeff Teague added 12 points and three rebounds off the bench for Atlanta as the Hawks fell to 19-44 on the season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies continue their three game road trip as they visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 4 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

  • Memphis placed nine players in double figures.
  • Gorgui Dieng posted a double-double and led the Grizzlies in scoring off the bench with 17 points (6-8 FGs), adding 10 rebounds,
  • one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.
  • Jonas Valanciunas notched a double-double of 15 points (6-7 FGs) and a game-high 15 rebounds, adding two assists in 25 minutes.

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