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MEMvSAC: Grind City Rewind 1.25.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the match against the Kings.

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MEMvSAC: Grind City Rewind 1.25.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the match against the Kings.
Jan 25, 2019  |  00:52

MEMvSAC: Postgame press conference 1.25.19

Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff spoke with the media following Friday’s loss to the Kings at FedExForum.
Jan 25, 2019  |  03:01

MEMvSAC: Mike Conley postgame 1.25.19

Mike Conley shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Kings.
Jan 25, 2019  |  02:24

MEMvSAC: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.25.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks with the media about Friday’s matchup with the Kings.
Jan 25, 2019  |  01:14

Grizzlies vs. Kings highlights 1.25.19

Check out all the action from Friday night’s game against the Kings in Memphis.
Jan 25, 2019  |  01:59

Omri Casspi 18 points vs. Kings 1.25.19

Omri Casspi drops 18 points on Friday night against the Kings.
Jan 25, 2019  |  01:17

Air Casspi goes baseline and slams it home

Omri Casspi breaks to the basket for a slam dunk.
Jan 25, 2019  |  00:12

Marc makes it rain from downtown

Marc Gasol hits a three pointer from downtown.
Jan 25, 2019  |  00:12

Noah invites the Kings to a block party

Joakim Noah protects the rim against the Sacramento Kings.
Jan 25, 2019  |  00:15

Casspi with the steal and slam

Omari Casspi gets a steal and takes it the other way for a two handed slam.
Jan 25, 2019  |  00:14

MEMvSAC: Game Day Live 1.25.19

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 25, 2019  |  07:03

1.25.19 Marc Gasol media availability

Marc Gasol speaks with the media as the team prepares for the Kings.
Jan 25, 2019  |  03:13

1.25.19 Garrett Temple media availability

Garrett Temple speaks to the media ahead of the Grizzlies matchup against the Kings at FedExForum.
Jan 25, 2019  |  03:34

1.25.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks to the media heading into tonight’s game against the Kings at FedExForum.
Jan 25, 2019  |  01:42

Postgame Report: Memphis Falls in Final Seconds Against Sacramento 99-96

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 99-96, on Friday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies fell to 19-30 on the season and have now lost eight straight games. The Kings improved to 25-24 on the year.

Omri Casspi led the Grizzlies with 18 points on 8-of-11 (.717) shooting, and had five dunks in the game. Casspi has now cracked double figures nine times this year, and has now led Memphis in scoring three times. Mike Conley finished just shy of a double-double, scoring 16 points and dishing out a game-high nine assists. JaMychal Green added 14 points off the bench for the second-straight game. Marc Gasol followed up his triple-double on Wednesday with a double-double tonight, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Gasol now has 18 double-doubles this season, which leads the Grizzlies.

Buddy Hield led all scorers with 26 points to go with seven rebounds. Hield at one point made four consecutive three-pointers between the third and fourth quarters, and finished 6-for-9 (.667) from three. De’Aaron Fox finished with 22 points, marking the 18th time this year he’s scored 20 or more. Nemanja Bjelica recorded his fifth double-double of the year, scoring 17 points and collecting 11 rebounds while blocking a game-high three shots.

Memphis outshot Sacramento in the game, going 34-for-80 (.425) from the field while Sacramento went 37-for-91 (.407), but the Kings doubled up the Grizzlies beyond the arc, making 12-of-33 (.364) three-pointers compared to 6-of-20 (.300) for the Grizzlies. Ball security was an issue all night as Sacramento committed 19 turnovers, which led to 26 points for Memphis, and the Grizzlies turned it over 16 times, turning into 18 points for the Kings. The Grizzlies outscored the Kings 48-38 in the paint, but Sacramento won in second chance opportunities 15-5.

Memphis fought throughout the fourth quarter, which included five lead changes in the final five minutes. Memphis conceded seven offensive rebounds to the Kings in the quarter, the most by an opponent in a final quarter this year. With Sacramento up by 10, the Grizzlies went on a 11-2 (7:17 to 2:51) run to cut the Kings lead to 89-88. With 11.2 seconds remaining in the game, Fox sank a stepback 19-footer to put the Kings up 98-94, but Conley immediately drove down the floor to make a layup with 4.3 seconds left. Memphis had to foul with 3.2 seconds left in the game, and Hield made one of two free throws to make it 99-96. With no timeouts left, the Grizzlies got the ball down to the three-point line, but Conley couldn’t get a shot off in time, giving Sacramento the win.

The teams were efficient beyond the arc in the third, as Memphis made 3-of-4 (.750) treys and Sacramento sank 4-of-8 (.500). The Kings went on a quick 9-2 run from 7:54 to 6:10 (1:44 span) to push their lead to double-digits (63-52), but the Grizzlies later went on an 8-0 run of their own to trim Sacramento’s lead to 77-71. Hield had 13 points on 4-of-6 (.667) three-point shooting in the quarter.

The first half was a competitive one, featuring 12 lead changes and six ties. Sacramento made 20-of-48 (.417) shots in the half, but went just 4-of-15 (.267) from three-point range while Memphis was 17-of-43 (.395) overall in the half and 2-of-9 (.222) from the perimeter. Both teams had trouble taking care of the ball, as the Kings turned the ball over nine times (12 Grizzlies points) in the half while the Grizzlies committed eight turnovers (10 Kings points). Casspi was the lone double-digit scorer in the half, scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 (.714) shooting.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will finish the back-to-back when they host the Indiana Pacers tomorrow on Saturday, January 26 in FedExForum at 7 p.m. CT. Saturday is also Grizz’s Birthday, where the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Grizzlies backpack as part of the celebration. 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

Player Notes

  • Omri Casspi led the Grizzlies with 18 points on 8-of-11 (.717) shooting, and had five dunks in the game. Casspi has now cracked double figures nine times this year, and has now led Memphis in scoring three times.
  • Mike Conley finished just shy of a double-double, scoring 16 points and dishing out a game-high nine assists.
  • JaMychal Green added 14 points off the bench for the second-straight game.
  • Marc Gasol followed up his triple-double on Wednesday with a double-double tonight, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Gasol now has 18 double-doubles this season, which leads the Grizzlies.

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