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MEMvCHA: Grind City Rewind 1.23.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the match against the Hornets.

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MEMvCHA: Grind City Rewind 1.23.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the match against the Hornets.
Jan 23, 2019  |  00:47

MEMvCHA: Postgame press conference 1.23.19

Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff spoke with the media following Wednesday’s loss to the Hornets at FedExForum.
Jan 23, 2019  |  03:30

MEMvCHA: Mike Conley postgame 1.23.19

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley talks with reporters following Wednesday’s matchup against the Hornets.
Jan 23, 2019  |  05:35

MEMvCHA: JaMychal Green postgame 1.23.19

Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green talks with reporters following Wednesday’s matchup against the Hornets.
Jan 23, 2019  |  01:31

MEMvCHA: Marc Gasol postgame 1.23.19

Marc Gasol shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Hornets.
Jan 23, 2019  |  05:21

Grizzlies vs. Hornets highlights 1.23.19

Check out the top plays from the Grizzlies match against the Hornets on Wednesday in Memphis.
Jan 23, 2019  |  01:55

Green protects the paint

Green explodes for an emphatic block that excites the fans at FedExForum.
Jan 23, 2019  |  00:05

Marc Gasol's circus shot

Center Marc Gasol flips in a bucket while turning around for a chance to complete a three-point play.
Jan 23, 2019  |  00:08

Mike Conley 31 points vs. Hornets 1.23.19

Mike Conley drops a team-high 31 points against the Hornets in Memphis.
Jan 23, 2019  |  01:21

Marc Gasol triple-double vs. Hornets 1.23.19

Marc Gasol nets 22 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assist in the match against the Hornets.
Jan 23, 2019  |  01:31

Gasol's signature fadeaway

Marc Gasol fade's away from the defense for a baseline bucket.
Jan 23, 2019  |  00:07

Conley scores through traffic

Mike Conley weaves his way through the defense and finishes through traffic.
Jan 23, 2019  |  00:08

Green cleared for liftoff

Forward JaMychal Green skies for the two-handed slam.
Jan 23, 2019  |  00:09

1.23.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff speaks to the media ahead of the Grizzlies matchup against the Hornets at FedExForum.
Jan 23, 2019  |  02:51

1.23.19 Mike Conley media availability

Guard Mike Conley talks to the media heading into tonight’s game against the Hornets at FedExForum.
Jan 23, 2019  |  04:34

1.23.19 Marc Gasol media availability

Marc Gasol meets with members of the media ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Hornets in Memphis.
Jan 23, 2019  |  03:41

MEMvCHA: Game Day Live 1.23.19

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 23, 2019  |  03:59

Postgame Report: Charlotte’s Sharpshooting Too Much for Memphis, Fall 118-107

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 118-107, on Wednesday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies fell to 19-29 on the season and are now 12-11 at home. Memphis has now lost seven consecutive games, the longest streak of the season. The Hornets improved to 23-24 on the year.

The Hornets made over half their shots in the game, going 41-for-77 (.532) from the floor while also making 12-of-30 (.400) three-pointers.

Marc Gasol earned the fifth triple-double of his career (first this season), scoring 22 points, grabbing a career-high 17 rebounds and handing out a game-high 10 assists. Gasol had previously recorded 16 rebounds on six occasions, last happening on Jan. 16, 2015 at Orlando. Mike Conley led all scorers with 31 points. Conley has now cracked the 30-point mark in five games this season. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points, scoring in double-digits for the fourth-straight game. JaMychal Green added 14 points off the bench while Justin Holiday chipped in with 10.

Memphis finished the game by going 38-for-81 (.469) overall and 9-for-31 (.290) from three. The Hornets won the turnover battle 11-9, but the Grizzlies scored 13 points off of giveaways while Charlotte had 12. The Grizzlies had success at the line, making 22-of-24 (.917) free throws while the Hornets made 24-of-31 (.774). Memphis outscored Charlotte 48-38 in the paint, but the Hornets bench outscored the Grizzlies’ 41-24.

Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 22 points while dishing out a team-high seven assists. The franchise’s all-time leading scorer has led the team in scoring in 33 out of their 47 games this season. Nicolas Batum finished with 18 points while Tony Parker added 17 points off the bench. Jeremy Lamb also scored 17 points and Marvin Williams had 11.

The Grizzlies improved in the fourth quarter, making 9-of-15 (.600) shots, but the Hornets were 11-for-19 (.579) in the period. The point guards took over in the final quarter, with Conley dropping 15 points (7-7 FT) and Walker scoring 12 points while notching a pair of steals. Charlotte scored five points off of three Memphis turnovers to help maintain the lead.

The Hornets shot over 50 percent for the second-straight quarter, making 8-of-15 shots, including 4-of-8 three-pointers. Memphis was 10-for-23 (.435) in the period, but just 1-of-9 (.111) from long range. The Grizzlies did win in the post however, outrebounding the Hornets 12-8 and not allowing any offensive boards or second chance points while outscoring them 14-4 in the paint. The Hornets came out of the break to start the third quarter with an 11-2 run from 10:55 to 7:59 to help them build an 86-76 lead.

The Grizzlies worked inside to open the game, scoring 14 of their 22 points inside the paint during the first quarter and limiting the Hornets to just six. Neither team shot well from beyond the arc in the opening quarter, with Memphis making 2-of-7 (.286) threes and Charlotte going 3-for-12 (.250). The Grizzlies committed just one turnover in the quarter while forcing the Hornets into three.

The Hornets heated up in the second quarter, shooting 13-for-20 (2-4 3P) in the period while the Grizzlies were 10-for-21 (5-11 3P) from the floor. The Hornets focused on working inside during the period, outscoring Memphis 20-8 in the paint. Charlotte opened the second quarter with a 19-6 run (11:42 to 7:47), but the Grizzlies recovered to outscore them 26-16 the rest of the way to trim the Hornets lead to 58-54 at halftime. Conley had 12 points on 4-of-6 (2-3 3P) shooting in the second.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will end the season series with the Sacramento Kings on Friday, January 25 in FedExForum at 7 p.m. CT. Come out to the game, 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 single-game 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, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Mike Conley led all scorers with 31 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter. Conley has now cracked the 30-point mark in five games this season.
  • Marc Gasol earned the fifth triple-double of his career (first this season), scoring 22 points, grabbing a career-high 17 rebounds and handing out a game-high 10 assists. Gasol had previously recorded 16 rebounds on six occasions, last happening on Jan. 16, 2015 at Orlando.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points, scoring in double-digits for the fourth-straight game.
  • JaMychal Green added 14 points off the bench.
  • Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 22 points while dishing out a team-high seven assists. The franchise’s all-time leading scorer has led the team in scoring in 33 out of their 47 games this season.

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