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MEMvNOP: Grind City Rewind 1.21.19

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

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MEMvNOP: Grind City Rewind 1.21.19

Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Pelicans.
Jan 21, 2019  |  00:41

MEMvNOP: Postgame press conference 1.21.19

Listen to what coach J.B. Bickerstaff had to say following the Grizzlies match against the Pelicans on Monday night.
Jan 21, 2019  |  11:22

MEMvNOP: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.21.19

Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. talks with reporters following Monday’s matchup against the Pelicans.
Jan 21, 2019  |  03:26

MEMvNOP: Mike Conley postgame 1.21.19

Mike Conley shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Jan 21, 2019  |  06:41

Grizzlies vs. Pelicans highlights 1.21.19

Check out all the highlights from tonight’s game against the Pelicans in Memphis.
Jan 21, 2019  |  01:57

Marc Gasol 22 points vs. Pelicans 1.21.19

Marc Gasol had 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in the Grizzlies’ 85-105 loss in Memphis.
Jan 21, 2019  |  01:18

Garrett Temple nails a corner splash

Watch as Garrett Temple sneaks one in from the corner.
Jan 21, 2019  |  00:13

Justin Holiday pulls up and lets it fly for 3

Watch as Justin Holiday makes a fastbreak to the outer line and converts.
Jan 21, 2019  |  00:15

Jaren Jackson Jr. slaps it down with full power

Watch as Jaren Jackson Jr. throws it down with no regard for human life.
Jan 21, 2019  |  00:12

Mike Conley steps back and beats the buzzer

Watch as Mike Conley dances around the perimeter and drops it in as time expires.
Jan 21, 2019  |  00:10

JJJ slams it down with authority

Watch as Jaren Jackson Jr. goes up high and brings it down hard.
Jan 21, 2019  |  00:11

MEMvNOP: Game Day Live 1.21.19

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 21, 2019  |  01:29

Postgame Report: Pelicans Shake Off Slow Start to Top Grizzlies 105-85

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies were defeated by New Orleans Pelicans, 105-85, in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Game on Monday evening in FedExForum. The Grizzlies fell to 19-28 on the season and are now 12-10 at home. Memphis has lost six-straight games, tying a season-high streak. The Pelicans improved to 22-25 on the year.

After opening the game by shooting 6-for-17 (.353) from the floor and 0-for-7 from three-point range in the first quarter, the Pelicans made 33-of-57 (.579) shots the rest of the way, including going 9-for-19 (.474) from three.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 22 points while grabbing eight rebounds and handing out six assists. Gasol has now led Memphis in scoring 11 times this year. Mike Conley added 20 points and a game-high eight assists. Conley has now scored 20 or more points six times in 2019. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points. The rookie has now reached double-digits in 10 of 11 games during January. Garrett Temple approached a double-double with nine points and eight boards.

New Orleans shot 39-for-74 (.527) overall in the game, and went 9-for-26 (.346) from three. Memphis finished 33-for-88 (.375) from the floor and 9-for-35 (.257) from beyond the arc. The Grizzlies won the turnover battle by forcing the Pelicans into 19 turnovers and scoring 21 points off the giveaways, but New Orleans was more efficient, converting 12 Memphis turnovers into 22 points. The Pelicans outrebounded the Grizzlies 50-35, outscoring them 17-10 on second chances. Memphis, who entered tonight ranked fourth in the NBA in blocks (6.0 bpg), had only one block tonight, matching a season-low (Oct. 27 vs. Phoenix).

Jrue Holiday earned his 14th double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and collecting 11 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic also finished with 21 points, making five three-pointers in the game. Julius Randle had 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, giving him his 22nd double-double of the year. Jahlil Okafor, who started in place of an injured Anthony Davis, recorded his first double-double since Feb. 25, 2017 at New York, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. It’s the first time this season that four opposing players have each scored at least 20 points, and the first time since Dec. 9, 2017 in Oklahoma City (Abrines, Adams, Anthony, Westbrook).

Memphis’ offensive woes continued in the fourth quarter, making just 7-of-24 (1-10 3P) shots for 17 points. The Grizzlies only turned the ball over twice in the final period, but the Pelicans made a three-pointer off both of them. Memphis grabbed four offensive rebounds while New Orleans had just one, but the Pelicans outscored the Grizzlies 6-0 on second chance points in the final frame.

New Orleans’ strong shooting continued after halftime, making 11-of-20 (4-6 3P) shots in the third period. Memphis went cold in the quarter, going just 6-for-21 (2-8 3P) to score 18 points. The Grizzlies scored eight points off of nine Pelicans turnovers in the quarter, while New Orleans had 10 points off of five Memphis miscues. The Pelicans went on a 13-1 run (4:45 to 1:24) late in the quarter to help build an 82-68 lead.

Memphis shot well in the first half, going 20-for-43 from the field and 6-for-17 (.353) from three, but New Orleans was even better by making 20-of-37 (.541) shots despite only going a season-low 1-for-12 (.083) from long distance in the half. The Pelicans’ 8.3 three-point percentage during the first half was the lowest by an opponent this season. Memphis committed only five turnovers (six Pelicans points) in the half, while New Orleans had seven (eight Grizzlies points). The Pelicans scored 30 of their 54 first-half points in the paint, while the Grizzlies scored 22 points inside. Conley led Memphis in the first half with 15 points on 5-of-7 (3-4 3P) shooting.

The Grizzlies offense opened the game with an efficient 10-for-20 (.500) shooting in the first quarter, including going 5-for-11 (.455) from three-point range. The Pelicans chose to work in the lane, with all six field goals scored inside to outscore the Grizzlies 12-4 in the paint. New Orleans missed all seven three-pointers in the first quarter, but connected on 9-of-10 (.900) free throws. Conley hit a 27-footer as time expired in the quarter to put the Grizzlies up 28-21.

New Orleans continued to struggle behind the arc in the second quarter, making just 1-of-5 (.200) threes, but made 14-of-20 (.700) shots overall. Memphis shot 10-for-23 (.435) from the field, making 1-of-6 (.167) treys. The Pelicans outrebounded the Grizzlies 11-6 in the quarter, and both teams scored 18 points in the paint. Memphis went on a 9-2 run from 7:48 to 5:19, highlighted by a one-hand jam from Jackson Jr., but Okafor and Holiday both scored in double-digits in the quarter to lead 54-50 at halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will face the Charlotte Hornets for the first time this season on Wednesday, January 23 in 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 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

Team Notes

  • The Pelicans went 1-for-12 (.083) from three-point range in the first half, the lowest three-point percentage in a half by a Grizzlies opponent this season.
  • The Grizzlies won the turnover battle by forcing the Pelicans into 19 turnovers and scoring 21 points off the giveaways, but New Orleans was more efficient, converting 12 Memphis turnovers into 22 points.
  • New Orleans outrebounded the Grizzlies 50-35, outscoring them 17-10 on second chances.
  • Four players scored at least 20 points for the Pelicans, marking the first time this season that four opposing players have each scored at least 20 points against Memphis, and the first time since Dec. 9, 2017 in Oklahoma City (Abrines, Adams, Anthony, Westbrook).
  • Memphis, who entered tonight ranked fourth in the NBA in blocks (6.0 bpg), had only one block tonight, matching a season-low (Oct. 27 vs. Phoenix).

Player Notes

  • Marc Gasol led Memphis with 22 points while grabbing eight rebounds and handing out six assists. Gasol has now led Memphis in scoring 11 times this year.
  • Mike Conley added 20 points and a game-high eight assists. Conley has now scored 20 or more points six times in 2019.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points. The rookie has now reached double-digits in 10 of 11 games during January.
  • Garrett Temple approached a double-double with nine points and eight boards.
  • Jrue Holiday earned his 14th double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and collecting 11 rebounds.
  • Jahlil Okafor, who started in place of an injured Anthony Davis, recorded his first double-double since Feb. 25, 2017 at New York, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

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