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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Bane, Brooks lead Grizzlies to dominant victory over Kings

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Memphis held Sacramento to 34% shooting from the field and 21.4% from three (both season lows for Grizzlies’ opponents). The Grizzlies shot 48% from the floor and improved to 52-0 since the start of the 2019-20 season when out-shooting their opponent by 5+ % points.
  • This marked the Grizzlies’ first wire-to-wire victory of the season and the Kings’ first wire-to-wire loss.

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies extended its lead with a 19-8 run to open the second quarter, and followed that up with a 20-7 run to close the first half, resulting in a 76-52 lead at the break. Ten Grizzlies contributed points during the second quarter run. The Grizzlies scored 38 points in each of the first two quarters.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies shut down the Sacramento Kings and recorded their first wire-to-wire victory of the season to close out a three-game home stand Sunday at FedExForum.

Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and six rebounds while Desmond Bane added 18 points and five rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. tallied 17 points, nine rebounds. Brandon Clarke had 15 points and six rebounds and De’Anthony Melton finished with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists to add sparks off the bench

Buddy Hield led the Kings with 14 points and six rebounds while Terence Davis finished with 13 points. Louis King scored 12 points.

Memphis limited Sacramento to 34% shooting, including 21.4% from 3-point range, and outscored the Kings 72-36 in the paint. The Grizzlies grabbed a season-high 68 rebounds, dished out 30 assists and blocked a season-best 11 shots. It marked the first wire-to-wire loss for the Kings.

Playing their first game without Ja Morant, the Grizzlies scored the first 11 points of the game and made 16 of its first 21 field goal attempts en route to a 38-25 lead after the first quarter. Bane scored 10 points in the first period, the fourth time in the last five games he scored in double digits in the opening period.

Ten Grizzlies scored during a 38-point second quarter that gave Memphis a 76-52 halftime lead. The Kings shot 35% from the field in the first half while the Grizzlies shot 55%.

The Grizzlies didn’t let up in the third quarter as Jackson Jr. put up 13 points to raise the lead to 106-74 entering the fourth quarter. John Konchar scored seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter as the Grizzlies closed out the dominant win and moved to 10-10 on the season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will hit the road for a matchup against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Fans can watch the game on Bally Sports Southeast or tune-in to 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Team Notables

  • This was the first of three matchups between the two teams this season and the Kings’ only visit to Memphis.
  • The Grizzlies swept last year’s season series 3-0 and is now 32-18 at home in the overall series with the Kings.
  • Memphis scored 72 points in the paint in tonight’s victory, two points away from their season high (74 vs. LAC 11/18/21). The Grizzlies currently lead the NBA in points in the paint (54.1) for what would be the third consecutive season.
  • The Grizzlies totaled a season-high 11 blocks and pulled down a season-high 68 rebounds.
  • Tonight was the second time the Grizzlies have recorded 30+ assists this season and had 12 different players rack up an assist. The Grizzlies rank fifth in the NBA averaging 25.4 assists per game.

Player Notables

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. tallied 17 points and a season high nine rebounds to go with two assists. Jackson Jr. has blocked a shot in a career-high 16 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the NBA (behind only Myles Turner) and the longest by a Grizzlies player since Marc Gasol’s 15-game streak from February-March 2014 (Sportradar).
  • Jackson Jr. has recorded multiple 3-pointers made and multiple blocks in an NBA-high 10 games this season.
  • Tyus Jones dished a team-high eight assists without recording a turnover. Jones leads the NBA with a 6.0 assist-to-turnover ratio this season.
  • Last season, Jones joined Muggsy Bogues and Chris Paul as the only players in NBA history to lead the league in the category in three straight seasons.
  • Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 21 points (8-17 FG) and six rebounds.
  • Desmond Bane went 7-for-12 from the field, scoring 18 points to go with five rebounds and two assists.
  • Brandon Clarke pitched in 15 points and six rebounds off the bench.
  • De’Anthony Melton finished with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists.

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