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MEMvORL: Grind City Rewind 3.10.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the Grizzlies victory over the Magic.

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MEMvORL: Grind City Rewind 3.10.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the Grizzlies victory over the Magic.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:46

MEMvORL: Grizzmo 3.10.19

Take a closer look at key moments from the Grizzlies game against the Magic.
Mar 10, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvORL: Postgame press conference 3.10.19

Grizzlies Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media after the win against the Magic.
Mar 10, 2019  |  04:57

MEMvORL: Mike Conley postgame 3.10.19

Hear from Mike Conley as he speaks with the media after Sunday’s victory over the Magic.
Mar 10, 2019  |  04:48

Grizzlies vs. Magic highlights 3.10.19

Check out all the highlights from tonight’s game against the Magic in Memphis.
Mar 10, 2019  |  02:02

MEMvORL: Jonas Valanciunas walkoff interview 3.10.19

Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas talks to Rob Fischer following the win against the Magic Sunday night.
Mar 10, 2019  |  01:26

Mike Conley 26 points vs. Magic 3.10.19

Mike Conley drops a team-high 26 points against the Magic in Memphis.
Mar 10, 2019  |  01:20

Captain Clutch extends the late lead

Watch Mike Conley pull up for a clutch two to extend the lead as time ticks away.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:31

Jonas Valanciunas denies Wes Iwundu

Watch Jonas Valanciunas's clutch block over Wes Iwundu.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:11

Joakim Noah puts J.I. on a poster

Watch Joakim Noah barrel his way to the rim over Jonathan Isaac.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:11

Avery Bradley from way outside

Watch as Avery Bradley fires away from deep for a crisp three.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:13

Mike Conley squeezes through the lane

Watch as Mike Conley creates hesitation and blows by his defender.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:11

The 'Lethal Lithuanian' is cleared for takeoff

Watch Jonas Valanciunas snatch a board in the open lane and take flight.
Mar 10, 2019  |  00:12

Postgame Report: Memphis Rallies Late to Overthrow Orlando, 105-97

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies finished the game with a 12-0 run to complete their comeback against the Orlando Magic and win, 105-97, on Sunday evening in FedExForum. The Grizzlies improved to 28-40 on the season and 18-17 at home. The Magic dropped to 31-37 on the year and are now 13-21 on the road. Memphis takes a 1-0 lead in the season series. The Grizzlies have won three-straight games for the first time this season since Nov. 14-21, when they won five consecutive contests.

Things looked bleak for the Grizzlies in the fourth quarter, as the Magic led by as many as seven twice in the period. With Memphis trailing 95-91, Mike Conley canned a floater with 2:00 left to make it a one-possession game. After Jonas Valanciunas rejected a dunk attempt by Wes Iwundu, Delon Wright converted an and-one with 1:11 remaining to make it 97-96. Valanciunas got a steal on the ensuing possession, leading to a pair of free throws by Conley to put Memphis back on top 98-97 with 50 seconds left. D.J. Augustin attempted a 26-footer on the next possession but missed, and Conley delivered the dagger on the other end by pulling up to nail a 19-foot jumper, pushing the lead to 100-97. Conley then forced a steal – his only one of the night – and drew a foul with just eight seconds left. Conley sank his first free throw, making it a two-possession game and shutting the door. The Grizzlies closed the game with a 12-0 run over the last 1:11 of the game.

The Grizzlies outscored the Magic 19-6 in the final five minutes of the game, with all six of Orlando’s points coming via the free throw line. The Magic shot 0-for-8 (0-5 3P) during that span, while the Grizzlies made 4-of-7 shots and 11-of-12 free throws.

Conley led Memphis with 26 points while handing out a game-high eight assists. Conley, who entered tonight ranked second in the NBA fourth-quarter scoring since the All-Star Break (9.6 points), dropped 14 points in the final frame tonight. Conley is now averaging 15.3 points in the fourth quarter during his last three games. The 31-year old averaged 31.3 points and 7.7 assists during the week of March 4-10, while making over half of his field goal (.574) and three-point attempts (.556). Avery Bradley chipped in with 21 points and a pair of steals to match his season-high in plus-minus (+26). Bradley’s top-five scoring performances this season have all been in a Grizzlies uniform, and is averaging 16.6 points in his 12 games with Memphis. Valanciunas approached a double-double, finishing with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds while tying a season-high four blocks. Valanciunas has scored in double figures in all 10 games with the Grizzlies. C.J. Miles added 13 points as a reserve, logging his second-most minutes this season (28:54). With his three-pointer at the 3:52 mark of the first quarter, Miles reached 8,000 career points and surpassed Chris Paul for 60th all-time in NBA history in three-pointers made (1,229 3PM).

The Grizzlies’ defense held the Magic under 103 points for just the second time in over month, allowing them to go 31-for-87 (.356) overall and 12-for-38 (.316) from long distance. Both teams made the most of their trips to the line, with Memphis connecting on 28-of-31 (.903) free throws and Orlando finishing 23-for-27 (.852). The Magic mopped up on the boards, outrebounding the Grizzlies 14-6 on the offensive glass, leading to a 10-8 advantage in second chance points. Memphis is now averaging 108.3 points in their nine games since the All-Star Break, up from their 100.6 per game prior to the break. Memphis is now 15-7 when holding opponents to less than 100 points.

Nikola Vucevic recorded his 49th double-double of the season, leading the Magic with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Vucevic now has a double-double in 13 of his last 14 games (all points and rebounds). Terrence Ross came off the bench to add 15 points and a couple steals. Aaron Gordon added 13 points, seven boards and six assists. Gordon has now scored in double-digits in seven-straight games. Jonathan Isaac chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.

Iwundu knocked down a free throw at the 7:02 mark of the third quarter to give the Magic their first lead of the game at 60-59. Orlando continued to clean the glass, outrebounding Memphis 15-9 in the period, but the Grizzlies forced five turnovers in the period while committing only two of their own to lead 75-72 heading into the final quarter.

The Grizzlies outshot the Magic in the first half, going 18-for-42 (.429) from the field compared to 17-for-48 (.354) shooting from Orlando. The Grizzlies had double the turnovers that the Magic did in the half (8-4), but only allowed five points off the giveaways while scoring two of their own. Each team scored 20 points in the paint, with the Grizzlies (10-18 FG) shooting more efficiently than the Magic (10-25 FG) down low in the half.

Memphis created plenty of open looks in the first quarter, knocking down 10-of-18 (.556) shots and assisting on seven of them. The Grizzlies defense was stout to start the game, holding the Magic to 6-of-25 (.240) shooting in the period. Each team attempted seven three-pointers during the quarter, with Memphis making three and Orlando sinking two. The Grizzlies owned the boards in the first, outrebounding the Magic 17-8 to take a 26-17 lead into the second quarter.

Orlando improved in the second quarter, going 11-for-23 (.478) from the floor despite making only 1-of-8 (.125) threes. Memphis cooled off, shooting 8-for-23 (.348) overall and connecting on 3-of-10 (.300) treys. The Magic went on a 9-1 run early in the second quarter from 11:26 to 8:59 (2:27 span) to trim the Grizzlies lead to 29-27. Gordon heated up in the quarter, scoring 13 points for Orlando. The Magic outrebounded the Grizzlies 17-10 in the period, but Memphis had enough of a cushion from the first quarter to carry a narrow 49-48 lead into halftime

Next Game

The Grizzlies will seek to sweep the season series over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. CT inside Philips Arena. 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

Team Notes

  • Memphis ended the game shooting 34-for-82 (.415) from the field, but made just 9-of-31 (.290) three-pointers.
  • The Magic shot 31-for-87 (.356) overall and 12-for-38 (.316) from long distance. Orlando was held to under 103 points for the second time since Jan. 27. Memphis is now 15-7 when holding opponents to less than 100 points.
  • Both teams made the most of their trips to the line, with Memphis connecting on 28-of-31 (.903) free throws and Orlando finishing 23-for-27 (.852).
  • The Magic mopped up on the boards, outrebounding the Grizzlies 14-6 on the offensive glass, leading to a 10-8 advantage in second chance points.
  • Memphis is averaging 108.3 points in their nine games since the All-Star Break, up from their 100.6 per game prior to the break.
  • Memphis Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff earned his 80th career win on his 40th birthday. Bickerstaff is the third-youngest coach in the NBA, behind the Lakers’ Luke Walton (38) and the Timberwolves’ Ryan Saunders (32).

Player Notes

  • Mike Conley led Memphis with 26 points while handing out a game-high eight assists. Conley, who entered tonight ranked second in the NBA fourth-quarter scoring since the All-Star Break (9.6 points), dropped 14 points in the final frame tonight. Conley is now averaging 15.3 points in the fourth quarter during his last three games. The 31-year old averaged 31.3 points and 7.7 assists during the week of March 4-10, while making over half of his field goal (.574) and three-point attempts (.556).
  • Avery Bradley chipped in with 21 points and a pair of steals to match his season-high in plus-minus (+26). Bradley’s top-five scoring performances this season have all been in a Grizzlies uniform, and is averaging 16.6 points in his 12 games with Memphis.
  • Jonas Valanciunas approached a double-double, finishing with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds while tying a season-high four blocks. Valanciunas has scored in double figures in all 10 games with the Grizzlies.
  • C.J. Miles added 13 points as a reserve, logging his second-most minutes this season (28:54). With his three-pointer at the 3:52 mark of the first quarter, Miles reached 8,000 career points and surpassed Chris Paul for 60th all-time in NBA history in three-pointers made (1,229 3PM).
  • Nikola Vucevic recorded his 49th double-double of the season, leading the Magic with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Vucevic now has a double-double in 13 of his last 14 games (all points and rebounds).

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