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MEMvMIL: Grind City Rewind 1.16.19

Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Bucks.

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MEMvMIL: Grind City Rewind 1.16.19

Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Bucks.
Jan 16, 2019  |  00:50

MEMvMIL: Postgame press conference 1.16.19

Listen to what coach J.B. Bickerstaff had to say following the Grizzlies match against the Bucks on Wednesday night.
Jan 16, 2019  |  08:57

MEMvMIL: Justin Holiday postgame 1.16.19

Justin Holiday shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Bucks.
Jan 16, 2019  |  02:18

MEMvMIL: Omri Casspi postgame 1.16.19

Omri Casspi shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Bucks.
Jan 16, 2019  |  01:49

MEMvMIL: Mike Conley postgame 1.16.19

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley talks with reporters following Wednesday’s matchup against the Bucks.
Jan 16, 2019  |  04:39

MEMvMIL: Garrett Temple postgame 1.16.19

Garrett Temple shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Bucks.
Jan 16, 2019  |  02:21

Grizzlies vs. Bucks highlights 1.16.19

Check out all the action from Wednesday night’s game against the Bucks in Memphis.
Jan 16, 2019  |  01:58

Omri Casspi 17 points vs. Bucks 1.16.19

Omri Casspi had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists in the Grizzlies’ 101-111 loss in Memphis.
Jan 16, 2019  |  01:23

Jevon Carter finds a way to put it up and in

Watch Jevon Carter sneak by and somehow find a way to sink it in and draw the foul.
Jan 16, 2019  |  00:12

Ivan Rabb splits his defenders for two

Watch the Rabb-Carter-Rabb combo convert into points off Ivan Rabb's finger roll.
Jan 16, 2019  |  00:13

Shelvin Mack beats the buzzer

Watch Shelvin Mack pull up and fire from long distance.
Jan 16, 2019  |  00:15

Jaren Jackson Jr. activates beast mode

Watch as Jaren Jackson Jr. flies in and around his defenders for two.
Jan 16, 2019  |  00:12

JaMychal Green punishes Ilyasova with a monster slam

Watch as JaMychal Green brings down the house with a monster slam over Ersan Ilyasova
Jan 16, 2019  |  00:11

MEMvMIL: Game Day Live 1.16.19

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 16, 2019  |  04:33

1.16.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

J.B. Bickerstaff speaks to the media ahead of the Grizzlies matchup against the Bucks at FedExForum.
Jan 16, 2019  |  07:13

Postgame Report: Milwaukee’s Second Half Surge too Much for Memphis, Lose 111-101

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Milwaukee Bucks, powered by a 41-point third quarter, defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 111-101, on Wednesday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies fell to 19-25 on the season and are now 11-10 at home. Memphis has dropped nine of their last ten games. The Bucks improved to 32-12 on the year. The Bucks have now won 23 games by double-digits, the most in the NBA this year. Milwaukee is now 5-0 when playing a team that defeated them earlier in the season.

Milwaukee shot 23-for-44 (.523) from the floor and 9-for-20 (.450) from three-point range in the second half, while handing out 16 assists, to score 61 points in the half.

Omri Casspi came off the bench to lead the Grizzlies in scoring for the second time this season, scoring 17 points to go with six rebounds. Casspi has reached double figures for the seventh time this year, and marks the first time this season he’s done it in back-to-back games. JaMychal Green recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 14 points, 10 boards and a game-high three blocks. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol each finished with 14 points. Shelvin Mack supplied 11 points and a game-high six assists.

The Bucks finished the game shooting 40-for-84 (.476) overall and 12-for-34 (.353) from three, while the Grizzlies were only 37-for-95 (.389) from the field and 10-for-31 (.323) beyond the arc. Both teams capitalized on mistakes, as Memphis scored 22 points off of 16 Milwaukee turnovers, while the Bucks had 25 points off of 15 Grizzlies miscues. The teams combined for 20 steals and 17 blocks in the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 27 points to go with 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo now has 30 double-doubles on the season. Eric Bledsoe finished with 16 points, with 12 of them coming in the third quarter. D.J. Wilson added 13 points off the bench. Khris Middleton and Sterling Brown both finished with 11 points.

Milwaukee burst out of halftime by dropping 41 points in the third quarter, a season-high by an opponent in any quarter, on 16-of-25 (5-8 3P) shooting. The Grizzlies shot well enough in the third, going 11-for-21 (5-6 3P), but committed eight turnovers which led to 20 points for the Bucks. Conley and Gasol knocked down back-to-back threes to give the Grizzlies their first lead of the game at 59-58 with 8:09 left in the period. Milwaukee went on a 19-0 run from 7:47 to 3:42 (4:05 span), with 12 of the points coming from Bledsoe, to take a 91-73 lead at the end of the quarter. The Grizzlies outscored the Bucks 28-20 in the fourth quarter, and forced them into seven turnovers, but the deficit was too much at that point to overcome.

The Grizzlies slow start to the game hindered their shooting numbers in the first half, making 17-of-51 (.333) shots while the Bucks connected on 17-of-40 (.425). Neither team could do much from beyond the arc in the half, with the Grizzlies going 2-for-15 (.133) and the Bucks shooting 3-for-14 (.214). The Memphis bench was key during the half, providing 26 points (11 by Casspi) compared to 11 by Milwaukee’s bench. Both teams scored 22 points in the paint. Antetokounmpo had 15 points (6-7 FG) and seven rebounds at the break.

Memphis was cold on offense to start the game, making just one of their first 11 shots, allowing Milwaukee to open the game with a 14-4 run in the first quarter. The shooting struggles continued in the quarter, as the Grizzlies shot 7-for-27 (.259) from the field while the Bucks went 8-for-19 (.421). The Grizzlies’ field goal percentage in the first quarter was a season-low. Both teams shot a combined 3-for-15 (.200) from three in the quarter. The Memphis bench scored 14 points in the quarter. The Grizzlies closed the first strong by going on an 8-0 run over 1:19 (2:15 to 56.8), highlighted by a Green and-1 dunk, to trim the Bucks lead to 28-20.

The Grizzlies’ momentum at the end of the first quarter carried over into the second, shooting 10-for-24 (.417) from the floor despite missing all six three-pointers. The Bucks went 9-for-21 (.429) overall and only 2-for-8 (.250) from three. Memphis converted five Milwaukee turnovers into eight points in the quarter, while conceding two points on three giveaways. Both teams blocked four shots in the quarter. Antetokounmpo dropped 10 points on a perfect 4-for-4 shooting in the period to help the Bucks lead 50-45 at halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will head northeast for a pair of games, starting with the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 18 in TD Garden at 6 p.m. CT. 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 2018-19 Season 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

  • Omri Casspi came off the bench to lead the Grizzlies in scoring for the second time this season, scoring 17 points to go with six rebounds. Casspi has reached double figures for the seventh time this year, and marks the first time this season he’s done it in back-to-back games.
  • JaMychal Green recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 14 points, 10 boards and a game-high three blocks.
  • Mike Conley finished with 14 points. Since he was held scoreless against Detroit on Jan. 2, Conley has averaged 19.8 points in the seven games since.
  • Marc Gasol scored 14 points to go with five assists. Gasol has handed out at least five assists in 19 games this year.
  • Shelvin Mack chipped in with 11 points and a game-high six assists off the bench.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 27 points to go with 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo now has 30 double-doubles on the season.

Team Notes

  • Memphis shot 7-for-27 (.259) in the first quarter, setting a season-low for field goal percentage in an opening quarter.
  • Milwaukee scored 41 points in the third quarter, the most by a Memphis opponent in any quarter this season.
  • Both teams capitalized on mistakes, as Memphis scored 22 points off of 16 Milwaukee turnovers, while the Bucks had 25 points off of 15 Grizzlies miscues.
  • The Grizzlies have now dropped nine of their last ten games.
  • The Bucks have won 23 games by double-digits, the most in the NBA this year. Milwaukee is now 5-0 when playing a team that defeated them earlier in the season.

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