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Memphis Grizzlies Postgame Report
Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies fall to the Rockets 115-103 inside FedExForum

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Rockets went for 19-45 (42.2%) from outside the arc, outshooting the Grizzlies 12-35 (34.2%).

Key Run of the Night

  • The Rockets trounced the Grizzlies 23-2 over an 8:23 stretch that extended between the final 2:23 minutes of the half and into the first 6:00 minutes of the third quarter.

Game Recap

John Wall totaled 22 points and eight assists, and Eric Gordon recorded 20 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 115-103, at FedExForum.

Both teams entered tonight coming off road losses that ended season-high winning streaks. Memphis had won seven straight games before a 134-116 loss Tuesday at Indiana. Houston won six in a row before a loss Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

The Rockets, who made a franchise-record 28 3-pointers Monday at Oklahoma City but shot just 26 percent from long range in a rematch with the Thunder Wednesday, made 19-of-45 from beyond the arc against the Grizzlies with 10 players hitting at least one triple. Memphis shot just 12-of-35 from deep (.343).

Desmond Bane tied a career high with 16 points off the bench while reserve guard Tyus Jones added 13 points and eight assists off the bench to lead the Grizzlies. Memphis, which entered tonight as the league leader in bench points per game (42.3) got 52 from the second unit tonight, the fourth consecutive game the bench recorded at least 50 points. Ja Morant added 15 points.

Rockets rookie forward Jae’Sean Tate tallied 12 of his career-high 19 points in the second quarter, guiding Houston to a 33-20 edge in the frame and a 60-47 halftime lead. Houston scored the final nine points of the first half and opened the second half on a 14-2 run to take a 25-point advantage, the Rockets’ largest of the night.

Grizzlies rookie forward/center Xavier Tillman Sr. grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in his fifth consecutive start.

Next Game

Memphis travels to New Orleans for a meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Desmond Bane tied a career high with 16 points off the bench.
  • Tyus Jones added 13 points and eight assists off the bench.
  • Xavier Tillman Sr. grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in his fifth consecutive start.
  • John Wall totaled 22 points and eight assists in 28 minutes.
  • Eric Gordon recorded 20 points and five rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes of play.
  • Jae’Sean Tate tallied 12 of his career-high 19 points in the second quarter.

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