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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Brooks dominates in Grizzlies’ 124-112 win over Heat

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Brooks’ 23 points is the second most in a single quarter in franchise history.

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies hit 10 3-pointers and shot 67 percent from the field to maintain a 63-57 lead at halftime. 

Game Recap

Dillon Brooks’ season-high 28 points led the Memphis Grizzlies to a 124-112 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night inside AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Grizzlies continued their recent surge on the offensive end, shooting 55 percent from the field and 41 percent from beyond the arc. Behind Brooks, Jonas Valanciunas notched another double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Anderson added 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Desmond Bane and Xavier Tillman contributed 15 and 11 points, respectively, as the bench turned in 39 points without De’Anthony Melton, Brandon Clarke and Justise Winslow.

Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 28 points and Bam Adebayo recorded at triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Tyler Herro scored 19 off the bench.

Both teams enjoyed efficient offense to begin the game. Adebayo scored 10 points in the first period while Oladipo, Herro, and Duncan Robinson helped the Heat to 4-for-7 from 3-point range, but Valanciunas racked up 15 points to give the energetic Grizzlies the 37-34 advantage after 12 minutes.

The Grizzlies hit 10 3-pointers and shot 67 percent from the field to maintain a 63-57 lead at halftime. Valanciunas led the team with 18 points and Anderson was 3-for-5 from three to get 17 points and six rebounds. Herro paced the Heat with 13 points. Brooks’ takeover in the third quarter helped the Grizzlies hold off the surging Heat to keep a 96-89 lead heading into the final quarter. Brooks’ 23 points is the second most in a single quarter in franchise history. A 20-8 run in the fourth quarter sealed the Grizzlies’ third-consecutive victory and moved the team to 25-23 on the season. 

Next Game

The Grizzlies will take on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Dillon Brooks scored season-high 28 points.
  • Jonas Valanciunas notched another double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Kyle Anderson added 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
  • Desmond Bane and Xavier Tillman contributed 15 and 11 points.

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