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MEMvBKN: Grind City Rewind 1.4.19

Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Nets.

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MEMvBKN: Grind City Rewind 1.4.19

Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Nets.
Jan 4, 2019  |  00:38

MEMvBKN: Postgame press conference 1.4.19

Listen to what coach J.B. Bickerstaff had to say following the Grizzlies match against the Nets on Friday night.
Jan 4, 2019  |  05:56

MEMvBKN: Kyle Anderson postgame 1.4.19

Kyle Anderson shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Nets.
Jan 4, 2019  |  01:07

MEMvBKN: Garrett Temple postgame 1.4.19

Garrett Temple talks with the media about Friday’s matchup with the Nets.
Jan 4, 2019  |  01:29

Grizzlies vs. Nets highlights 1.4.19

Check out the top plays from the Grizzlies match against the Nets on Friday in Memphis.
Jan 4, 2019  |  03:22

Mike Conley 31 points vs. Nets 1.4.19

Mike Conley scores a team-high 31 points Friday night against the Nets.
Jan 4, 2019  |  01:15

Gasol hits pretty fadeaway

Marc Gasol hits a nice fadeaway at the end of the second quarter against the Brooklyn.
Jan 4, 2019  |  00:12

Brooks sinks it from downtown

Dillon Brooks nails it from behind the arc in the second quarter.
Jan 4, 2019  |  00:11

Anderson to Jackson

Kyle Anderson and Jaren Jackson Jr. run the pick-and-roll for an easy two points.
Jan 4, 2019  |  00:11

MEMvBKN: Game Day Live 1.4.19

Watch Chris Vernon and Jon Roser discuss everything you need to know about tonight's matchup before heading to FedExForum. Game Day Live is presented by Uber.
Jan 4, 2019  |  07:03

1.4.19 Mike Conley media availability

Grizzlies Guard Mike Conley spoke with the media following Friday’s shootaround at FedExForum as the team prepares for the Nets.
Jan 4, 2019  |  03:35

1.4.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media during the Grizzlies’ shootaround ahead of the matchup with the Nets at FedExForum in Memphis.
Jan 4, 2019  |  06:39

MEMvBKN: MikeCheck Minute 1.4.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews the Grizzlies’ upcoming match against the Nets at FedExForum.
Jan 4, 2019  |  01:07

Postgame Report: Grizzlies Knocked Off by Nets 109-100

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets, 109-100, on Friday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies drop to 18-20 on the season and are now 10-8 at home. The Nets improved to 19-21 on the year.

The teams shot nearly identical field goal percentages, but Brooklyn was superior from three-point range, making 13-of-34 (.382) threes while Memphis made just 5-of-24 (.208) treys in the game.

After being held scoreless in the previous game against Detroit, Mike Conley led all scorers with 31 points to go with four steals, tying a season-high. Conley has now eclipsed 30 points four times this year. Kyle Anderson posted the first triple-double of his career, recording 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It also marked the 13th triple-double in franchise history. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 19 points (9-15 FG) and two blocks. Marc Gasol chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Memphis went 42-for-93 (.452) from the floor while Brooklyn finished 36-for-79 (.456). The Grizzlies forced the Nets into 20 turnovers and scored 17 points off them, while committing 14 of their own which led to 14 points for the Nets. Memphis has now forced an opponent into 20+ turnovers eight times this season (4-4 record). The Brooklyn bench outscored Memphis’ 51-20. The Grizzlies finished with 58 points in the paint while the Nets had 40.

D’Angelo Russell logged his fourth double-double of the season, leading Brooklyn with 23 points and 10 assists. DeMarre Carroll added 20 points (5-7 3P) off the bench. Joe Harris chipped in with 18 points. Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 13 points and five assists. Jarrett Allen earned his 14th double-double on the year with 12 points and 12 boards. Shabazz Napier finished with 10 points.

The Grizzlies couldn’t carry their third quarter success over into the fourth, shooting just 9-for-23 (.391) in the period, missing all nine of their three-point shots. Brooklyn used a 9-2 run from 4:20 to 2:07 (2:13 run) to lead 106-94. The Grizzlies went on a 6-0 run to bring the score to 106-100 with 53.6 seconds left in the game, but the Nets were able to run out the clock to hang on for the win. Brooklyn knocked down 9-of-10 free throws in the period to protect the lead.

The offenses came out of halftime hot, with both teams shooting over 50 percent from the floor in the third quarter. Conley continued to score at will, making all three shots from the field (2-2 3P) and all four free throws for 12 points during the third. The Grizzlies were sloppy with the ball, turning it over seven times during the period which led to 10 points for the Nets. Brooklyn wasn’t much better, as they committed five turnovers which Memphis converted into seven points.

Memphis shot 21-for-48 (.438) from the field but only 3-for-10 (.300) from three-point range while Brooklyn went 18-of-39 (.462) overall and 7-for-15 (.467) from three during the first half. The Nets committed 12 turnovers in the half, compared to six by the Grizzlies. The starting point guards led their respective teams in the half, with Conley scoring 12 while Russell had 16.

Both teams opened the game by scoring 26 points in the first quarter, but went about it in opposite ways. The Grizzlies shot 12-of-25 (.480) from the field and posted 18 points in the paint, while the Nets earned their points mainly by making 5-of-9 (.556) threes during the quarter. Jackson Jr. was rolling early, scoring eight of the Grizzlies first 14 points in the quarter. The rookie and Conley combined to score 17 points in the first, with Conley making Memphis’ only three-point attempt in the quarter.

Each team made nine field goals in the second quarter, with the Grizzlies going 9-for-23 (.391) and the Nets shooting 9-for-18 (.500). Memphis opened the second quarter with a 7-0 run over a 2:50 span (11:31 to 8:41), but Brooklyn immediately responded with an 11-0 run over the next 2:46 to take their first lead of the game at 35-33. The Grizzlies defense forced nine Nets turnovers, the most by an opponent in a second quarter this year. Russell scored 11 points in the period to put Brooklyn up 48-47 at the half.

Next Game

The Grizzlies wrap up the back-to-back with a trip to AT&T Center tomorrow, Saturday, January 5 to face the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2018-19 Season Tickets or 10-Game Flex Packs can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. Single Game Tickets are also available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • After being held scoreless in the previous game against Detroit, Mike Conley led all scorers with 31 points to go with four steals, tying a season-high. Conley has now eclipsed 30 points four times this year.
  • Kyle Anderson posted the first triple-double of his career, recording 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It also marked the 13th triple-double in franchise history.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 19 points (9-15 FG) and two blocks.
  • Marc Gasol chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds.

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