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Grizzlies @ Celtics highlights 1.22.20

Take a close look back at the Grizzlies matchup against the Celtics.

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Grizzlies @ Celtics highlights 1.22.20

Take a close look back at the Grizzlies matchup against the Celtics.
Jan 22, 2020  |  01:58

Jonas Valanciunas 16 points @ Celtics 1.22.20

Jonas Valanciunas scores a team-high 16 points Wednesday night against the Celtics.
Jan 22, 2020  |  01:25

Jaren Jackson Jr. on the wing for three

Ja Morant finds Jaren Jackson Jr. on the wing for three.
Jan 22, 2020  |  00:15

Grayson Allen soars to attack the rack

Solomon Hill picks a steal and dishes to Grayson Allen who rocks the rim on the fast break.
Jan 22, 2020  |  00:16

Jonas Valanciunas with the putback

Jonas Valanciunas follows up the shot and gets up for the quick putback against the Celtics.
Jan 22, 2020  |  00:13

Jonas Valanciunas attacks the rim

Ja Morant finds Jonas Valanciunas as he cuts under the basket.
Jan 22, 2020  |  00:14

Jaren Jackson Jr. rings the bell from downtown

Jaren Jackson Jr. nails it from behind the arc in the first quarter against the Celtics.
Jan 22, 2020  |  00:14

Jaren Jackson Jr. takes the dime to the bank

Jaren Jackson Jr. takes the dime from De'Anthony Melton and turns it into a bucket.
Jan 22, 2020  |  00:14

MEM@BOS: Jae Crowder shootaround 1.22.20

Grizzlies Forward Jae Crowder spoke with the media following Wednesday’s shootaround at TD Garden as the team prepares for the Celtics.
Jan 22, 2020  |  01:40

Postgame Report: Boston surges past Memphis as Grizzlies drop back-to-back games

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Jonas Valanciunas picked up his 22nd double-double of the season as he totaled 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Memphis.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Boston Celtics 119-95 on Wednesday night inside TD Garden. This is the first time the Grizzlies have lost back-to-back games since Dec. 18-20 and marks the eighth straight victory for the Celtics over the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies’ got off to a sluggish start as they only connected on one of their first nine shots to begin the game. Memphis was able to steady the ship as they rebounded to claim a 27-25 lead after one quarter of play thanks to 10 early points from Jaren Jackson Jr. The second quarter would prove to be the turning point of the game as the Celtics exploded on a 23-2 run to end the second quarter. Memphis connected on one field goal in the final 6:52 on the first half, as the Celtics built their lead to 58-44 at the halftime break. In the first half, Boston was able to force 11 turnovers leading to 15 points going the other way for the Celtics.

Boston continued their hot night shooting in the third quarter as they used a 28-7 run to increase their lead to 87-54 with 3:54 remaining in the third following a three-pointer from Gordon Hayward. Boston would hold a 99-63 lead after three quarters, as they outscored Memphis 74-36 over the second and third periods. The Celtics would lead by as many as 38 points on the night (103-65) as they would go on to cruise to a 24-point victory. Boston finished the night shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from three-point range while limiting Memphis to 42.4 percent from the floor and 34.4 from three. The Grizzlies were unable to overcome their 19 turnovers, as they would fall to 20-24 on the season.

Jonas Valanciunas picked up his 22nd double-double of the season as he totaled 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Memphis. Jaren Jackson tallied 13 points, five rebounds and four blocks in 26 minutes. This marked Jackson Jr.’s NBA-leading 16th game with multiple blocks and three-pointers in the same game. The Grizzlies bench put together a solid night, led by Solomon Hill, who totaled 13 points, two rebounds and two assists. Grayson Allen added 10 points and two rebounds while Kyle Anderson notched 10 points and two assists.

Jayson Tatum led the way for Boston as he totaled 23 points (9-18 FG, 3-7 3P) to go with seven rebounds and four assists. Daniel Theis chipped in 14 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Enes Kanter led the Celtics bench with 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Gordon Hayward added 12 points, four assists and three rebounds as the Celtics improved to 29-14 on the season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will wrap up their two game road trip as they visit the Detroit Pistons inside Little Ceasar’s Arena on Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Jonas Valanciunas picked up his 22nd double-double of the season as he totaled 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Memphis.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. tallied 13 points, five rebounds and four blocks in 26 minutes.
  • Solomon Hill totaled 13 points, two rebounds and two assists.
  • Grayson Allen added 10 points and two rebounds while Kyle Anderson notched 10 points and two assists.

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