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Memphis Grizzlies Postgame Report
Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies bounce back with dominant 136-102 victory over Rockets

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Grizzlies notched new season-highs in points (136), assists (33), fastbreak points (30), points off turnovers (33) and bench points (66) in tonight’s victory over Houston…
  • Memphis ranks first in the NBA averaging 53.3 points in the paint per game, tied-for-second in fast break points per game (15.9), fifth in assists per game (25.1) and eighth in points per game (109.9).

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies ripped off a 29-9 run in the third quarter to put the game out of hand at 105-71 entering the fourth quarter... Ja Morant led the third quarter run with eight points, four rebounds and four assists… Memphis out-scored Houston 31-15 in the quarter while limiting the Rockets to 25% shooting and just 9.1% from behind the arc.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies handed the Houston Rockets their 12th consecutive loss with a 136-102 victory, snapping their own three-game skid on Monday night at FedExForum.

Ja Morant posted 22 points, six rebounds and six assists with Jaren Jackson Jr. adding 18 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Dillon Brooks finished with 16 points and three assists and Kyle Anderson added 15 points and five assists. Brandon Clarke finished with 12 points, three assists and three blocks.

Jalen Green led the Rockets with 15 points and two rebounds and Jae’Sean Tate finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Grizzlies notched season highs in points, assists, fast break points, points off turnovers and bench points in their largest win of the season.

After the Rockets scored the first five points of the game, Memphis scored the next 12 and never gave back the lead. The Grizzlies scored 40 points in the second quarter to take a 74-56 halftime lead, recording a new season high for points in any half, and outscored Houston 21-3 to start the third period, eventually building the lead up to 40 points before the start of the fourth quarter.

Memphis’ bench scored a season-high 66 points to help the Grizzlies move back to .500.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will host Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. CT at FedExForum. Fans can watch the game on Bally Sports South or tune-in to 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Team Notables

  • The Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak and returned to the .500 mark in their first meeting with the Rockets this season… Memphis handed Houston their 12th consecutive loss, the longest current streak in the NBA.
  • Tonight’s 34-point win marks the Grizzlies’ largest margin of victory this season… The Grizzlies notably defeated the Rockets 133-84 on Feb. 28, 2021 at the Toyota Center… The 49-point win set a Memphis franchise record for the largest margin of victory.
  • The Grizzlies shot 56.2% from the field and 47.4% from beyond the arc in the first half on their way to a 74-56 halftime lead. Memphis’ 74 points marked the most they have scored in any half this season.
  • Memphis outscored Houston 70-48 in points in the paint… The Grizzlies and Rockets came into tonight’s game ranked second and third in points in the paint, respectively.
  • The Grizzlies’ bench outscored the Rockets’ bench 66-45 while shooting 60.5% from the field and 40% from 3-point range.

Player Notables

  • Ja Morant put together an efficient 22 points (9-15 FG, 4-6 3P), six rebounds, and six assists in 25 minutes…
  • The 22-year-old Morant, who ranks tied-for-seventh in the NBA in scoring, is one of seven players averaging 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Dončić, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Nikola Jokic).
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 18 points with seven rebounds, two blocks, and two steals on 7-of-14 shooting.
  • Dillon Brooks finished with 16 points and three assists…
  • Kyle Anderson added 15 points and five assists to lead the Grizzlies’ bench.
  • Brandon Clarke finished with 12 points, three assists, and three blocks…
  • Jalen Green led the Rockets with 15 points and two rebounds and Jae’Sean Tate finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

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