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MEMvLAL: Grind City Rewind 2.25.19

Lang Whitaker and Alexis Morgan break down the match against the Lakers.

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MEMvLAL: Grind City Rewind 2.25.19

Lang Whitaker and Alexis Morgan break down the match against the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  00:50

MEMvLAL: Postgame press conference 2.25.19

Grizzlies Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff speaks with the media following the Grizzlies 110-105 win over the Lakers on Monday night at FedExForum.
Feb 25, 2019  |  06:50

MEMvLAL: Mike Conley postgame 2.25.19

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley discusses the Grizzlies win over the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  04:26

MEMvLAL: Delon Wright postgame 2.25.19

Grizzlies guard Delon Wright discusses the Grizzlies win over the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  01:16

Grizzlies vs. Lakers highlights 2.25.19

Catch the action from Monday night’s game at FedExForum in Memphis.
Feb 25, 2019  |  01:58

MEMvLAL: Joakim Noah walkoff interview 2.25.19

Joakim Noah talks about the win against the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  01:16

Mike Conley 30 points vs. Lakers 2.25.19

Mike Conley scores a team-high 30 points Monday night against the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  01:21

Wright spin cycle

Guard Delon Wright spins through traffic for an easy lay in.
Feb 25, 2019  |  00:08

Noah's putback sparks up the crowd

Noah cleans up the miss with an emphatic one-handed putback which ignites the fans at FedExForum.
Feb 25, 2019  |  00:06

Avery Bradley's handles on display

Avery Bradley drops his defender after crossing back and drains the jumper.
Feb 25, 2019  |  00:10

Jonas Valanciunas rocks the rim

Grizzlies' big man Valanciunas dives to the rim after the dish from Mike Conley and slams on the two-handed dunk.
Feb 25, 2019  |  00:07

MEMvLAL: Game Day Live 2.25.19

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.
Feb 25, 2019  |  06:17

2.25.19 Chandler Parsons media availability

Chandler Parsons meets with members of the media as the team prepares to take on the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  03:48

2.25.19 Joakim Noah media availability

Grizzlies center Joakim Noah speaks with reporters as the Grizzlies prepare for their home game against the Lakers.
Feb 25, 2019  |  05:47

2.25.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

J.B. Bickerstaff speaks to the media ahead of the Grizzlies matchup against the Lakers at FedExForum.
Feb 25, 2019  |  06:42

Postgame Report: Grizzlies Clean Glass and Outlast Lakers, 110-105

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies set a season-high in rebounds to help defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-105, on Monday night at FedExForum. The Grizzlies improved to 24-38 on the season and 15-16 at home. The Lakers fell to 29-31 on the year and are now 12-19 on the road. Memphis won the season series 2-1.

Memphis won the rebounding battle 57-46 (+11), including a 15-10 advantage on the offensive boards to help outscore Los Angeles 17-10 in second chance points. The Grizzlies’ 57 rebounds established a new season-high, while their 15 offensive rebounds tied a season-high.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 30 points to go with a team-high five assists. Conley has now scored at least 25 points in four out of the last eight games. Jonas Valanciunas earned his eighth double-double of the season, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Valanciunas has recorded a double-double in three of his four games so far with the Grizzlies. Avery Bradley chipped in with 15 points and six boards. Bradley has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. Joakim Noah, who celebrates his 34th birthday today, recorded his fourth double-double of the year by scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds while coming off the bench. Noah is averaging 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last three games, and all of his double-doubles have come in the month of February.

Memphis earned the win despite struggling from three-point range all night, making 9-of-36 (.250) triples compared to 10-of-27 (.370) from Los Angeles. The Grizzlies forced the Lakers into 17 turnovers while committing 15 of their own, but Los Angeles converted the Memphis miscues into 17 points while the Grizzlies scored 12. Both teams emphasized getting to the lane, as the Grizzlies ended with 54 points in the paint and the Lakers had 48. The Grizzlies bench outscored the Lakers reserves 33-7.

LeBron James logged his sixth triple-double of the year, finishing with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. James now has 79 career triple-doubles, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-most in NBA history. With his second assist at the 5:55 mark in the first quarter, James surpassed Andre Miller (8,524 assists) for the 10th-most assists in league history, becoming the only player to rank in the top 10 in both points and assists all-time. Brandon Ingram led all scorers with 32 points on 12-of-18 (.667) shooting, giving him his second-highest scoring performance of the season. Kyle Kuzma added 22 points while Reggie Bullock had 14.

Los Angeles went on a 7-0 run from 8:06 to 5:52 (2:14 stretch) to cut the Grizzlies lead to 91-89. Memphis would immediately respond, going on their own 7-0 run over the next 1:49. Kuzma hit a clutch three with 1:35 left to bring the Lakers within four, 105-101. Soon after, James was fouled on a layup with a minute remaining in the game, but missed the free throw to keep the Grizzlies up by two. Conley was fouled on the ensuing possession, knocking down both free throws to make it 107-103 with 40.1 seconds left. With 20.1 seconds left, James drove into the paint, but was met by Noah, who drew a charge. The Lakers had to send Conley to the line, where he missed the first but made the second to put Memphis up 108-103 with 19.3 left, effectively putting the game away.

There were plenty of points in the first half, with both teams shooting at least 50 percent from the floor as they traded leads 13 times. The Grizzlies struggled from three-point range though, making 6-of-20 (.300) threes in the half while the Lakers were 6-of-14 (.429). Memphis mopped up the glass in the half by outrebounding Los Angeles 26-18, which led to a 10-0 advantage in second chance points. Over half of the teams’ points came in the paint, with the Grizzlies scoring 32 points in the lane on 16-of-21 (.762) shooting compared to 30 points on 15-of-24 (.625) from the Lakers. Ingram had 19 points (7-10 FG) in the half for Los Angeles, while Valanciunas logged 16 points and seven boards to lead Memphis.

Neither team had trouble scoring in the opening frame, with Memphis going 13-for-24 (.542) from the field and the Lakers shooting 14-for-20 (.700) in the first quarter. The teams also combined to make their first nine shots of the game. Both squads focused on getting to the rim, with the Lakers scoring 22 points in the paint while the Grizzlies had 16. Memphis pulled in five offensive rebounds, leading to six second chance points, while Los Angeles were shut out in both categories. Valanciunas was zoned in, recording 12 points and four boards in just 7:12 during the quarter to help Memphis lead 34-31.

The offenses slowed down in the second quarter, with the Grizzlies going 11-for-24 (.458) overall while holding the Lakers to just 8-for-22 (.364) shooting. Memphis went on an extensive 10-0 run from 5:01 to 1:05 (3:56 span) late in the period to push their lead to double-digits at 61-50, their largest lead of the game. The Grizzlies outscored the Lakers 16-8 in the paint to help take a 61-56 lead into halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will stay at home to close out another season series, this time with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, February 27 at 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 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, 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 Memphis with 30 points to go with a team-high five assists. Conley has now scored at least 25 points in four out of the last eight games.
  • Jonas Valanciunas earned his eighth double-double of the season, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Valanciunas has recorded a double-double in three of his four games so far with the Grizzlies.
  • Avery Bradley chipped in with 15 points and six boards. Bradley has scored in double figures in four of his last five games.
  • Joakim Noah, who celebrates his 34th birthday today, recorded his fourth double-double of the year by scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds while coming off the bench. Noah is averaging 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last three games, and all of his double-doubles have come in the month of February.
  • LeBron James logged his sixth triple-double of the year, finishing with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. James now has 79 career triple-doubles, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-most in NBA history. With his second assist at the 5:55 mark in the first quarter, James surpassed Andre Miller (8,524 assists) for the 10th-most assists in league history, becoming the only player to rank in the top 10 in both points and assists all-time.
  • The Memphis bench outscored the Los Angeles reserves 33-7.
  • Memphis won the season series 2-1.

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