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MEM@NOP: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.7.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Pelicans.

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MEM@NOP: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.7.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Jan 7, 2019  |  02:00

MEM@NOP: Marc Gasol postgame 1.7.19

Marc Gasol talks with the media about Monday’s matchup with the Pelicans.
Jan 7, 2019  |  01:56

Grizzlies @ Pelicans highlights 1.7.19

Catch the Grizzlies highlights from their match against the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on Monday night.
Jan 7, 2019  |  01:54

Mike Conley 22 points @ Pelicans 1.7.19

Mike Conley scores a team-high 22 points Monday night against the Pelicans.
Jan 7, 2019  |  00:59

Yuta Watanabe hits a quick jumper from mid-range

Watch Yuta Watanabe make a pretty splash for an easy two.
Jan 7, 2019  |  00:10

Jaren Jackson Jr. lays it in over Julius Randle

Watch Jaren Jackson Jr. beat Julius Randle one-on-one in the paint.
Jan 7, 2019  |  00:12

Conley sneaks a three in from the corner

Watch Mike Conley hit a corner three from an Anderson dish.
Jan 7, 2019  |  00:12

Omri Casspi sinks it from the perimeter

Watch Omri Casspi nail a deep three over Jrue Holiday.
Jan 7, 2019  |  00:14

Jevon Carter drops a dime to Noah

Watch Jevon Carter make a pretty pass off the fastbreak to Joakim Noah to finish with a slam.
Jan 7, 2019  |  00:09

MEM@NOP: Chris Wallace shootaround 1.7.19

General Manager Chris Wallace sits down with Grind City Media’s Mike Wallace to discuss the Chandler Parsons situation and recent roster moves following Monday’s shootaround as the Grizzlies prepare for the Pelicans.
Jan 7, 2019  |  02:25

Postgame Report: Pelicans Proficient in the Paint as Grizzlies Fall 114-95

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 114-95, on Monday night at Smoothie King Center. The Grizzlies drop to 18-22 on the season and are now 8-13 on the road. The Pelicans improved to 19-22 on the year.

Memphis surrendered 70 points in the paint to New Orleans, the most by an opponent this season. The Pelicans shot 35-of-54 (.648) in the lane. The Grizzlies scored 42 points on 21-of-33 (.636) shooting inside the paint.

Mike Conley recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 assists. Conley now has 16 games with 20+ points and 10+ assists, surpassing Mike Bibby for the most in franchise history. Conley has averaged 24.6 points in the last three games. JaMychal Green came off the bench to provide 16 points and five rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 12 points in 21 minutes, his fourth-straight game scoring in double figures.

The Pelicans shot over 10 percent better than the Grizzlies in the game, going 44-for-79 (.557) while Memphis went 35-for-78 (.449). The Grizzlies turned the ball over 18 times in the game, leading to 26 points for the Pelicans. Memphis has surrendered 26 points off turnovers in the last two games.

Anthony Davis logged his 28th double-double of the season with 36 points and 13 rebounds. Davis now has 11 consecutive games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie Frank Jackson scored a career-high 17 points off the bench. Julius Randle added 15 points and nine rebounds. Jrue Holiday chipped in with 13 points and a team-high six assists. Elfrid Payton finished with 11 points.

After Memphis began the third quarter with a 9-2 start, New Orleans went on a 15-0 run to help lead 86-73 at the end of the third. The Grizzlies cooled down in the third, shooting just 6-for-18 (.333) from the field. Memphis committed six turnovers (12 points for the Pelicans), while New Orleans had none in the period. Conley scored 14 of the Grizzlies’ 22 points during the third.


Offense wasn’t a problem in the first half, with the Grizzlies making half their shots by going 21-for-42 (.500) and the Pelicans shooting 22-for-38 (.579). Memphis struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 4-for-18 (.222) while New Orleans rarely attempted a three, going 2-for-6 (.333) in the half. The Grizzlies handed out 17 assists in the half, with nine coming from Conley. New Orleans outscored Memphis 40-26 in the paint during the first half, with Davis’ 23 points making up a majority of them, to lead 53-51 at halftime.The Grizzlies’ struggles carried over into the fourth quarter, with the Pelicans making 10-of-19 (.526) shots overall. Memphis shot 8-of-18 (.444) in the quarter, and committed four turnovers. The Grizzlies committed 10 turnovers in the second half, which led to 15 Pelicans points, while New Orleans only had three turnovers for seven Memphis points.

The teams started the game at a quick pace, with Memphis shooting 12-for-22 (.545) and New Orleans going 14-for-20 (.700) in the first quarter. The Grizzlies converted six Pelicans turnovers into 11 points during the period. The teams combined for 46 points in the paint, but shot 1-for-9 from three. Memphis went on an 11-2 run from 4:00 to 1:58 (2:02 run), but Davis was in rhythm early for New Orleans, scoring 19 points in the quarter on 9-of-10 shooting to help them lead 31-27.

The second quarter was a back-and-forth affair, with neither team leading by more than four points. The Grizzlies made 9-of-20 (3-11 3P) shots in the quarter, assisting on eight of them. The Pelicans shot 8-of-18 (2-4 3P), with over half of their points coming in the paint (12) during the period.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will face the San Antonio Spurs for the second time in a week on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. CT at FedExForum. Wednesday will be a Grind City Wrestling Night, where Grizzlies fans can get two Terrace Level tickets and two five-piece boneless wings coupons for just $22 presented by Wing Guru. Tickets and details are available at grizzlies.com/tickets, by calling 901-888-HOOP or visiting the FedExForum Box Office. 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 2018-19 Season 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, 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

  • Mike Conley recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 assists.
  • JaMychal Green came off the bench to provide 16 points and five rebounds.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. added 12 points, his fourth-straight game scoring in double figures.
  • Anthony Davis logged his 28th double-double of the season with 36 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Rookie Frank Jackson scored a career-high 17 points off the bench.
  • Julius Randle added 15 points and nine rebounds.

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