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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies fall 126-113 to Raptors

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Toronto outscored Memphis 67-42 in the second half. The Raptors shot 58.5% from the field after halftime and limited the Grizzlies to 41% shooting after Memphis shot 60.5% in the first half.

Key Run of the Night

  • Memphis led 109-107 with 6:26 remaining in the fourth quarter before Toronto pulled away with a 19-4 run to close the game.

Game Recap

The Toronto Raptors rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 126-113 at FedExForum on Wednesday.

Gary Trent Jr.’s 17 points in the fourth quarter sparked the late surge for Toronto. Trent Jr. finished with 26 points and four rebounds while Fred VanVleet totaled 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa notched 17 points each.

Ja Morant tallied 23 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals in the loss. Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each added 20 points. Brandon Clarke recorded 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 16 points with two rebounds and two blocks.

The Grizzlies ripped off a 24-9 run behind 10 first-quarter points from Bane and 22 points in the paint to grab a 32-25 lead after 12 minutes.

Barnes helped the Raptors cut into the lead with 10 second-quarter points, but the Grizzlies answered in the last two minutes of the half, using a 16-6 run to take a 71-59 lead into halftime. The Grizzlies notched 39 points in the second quarter. Morant tallied 14 points and six assists while Bane went 5-for-5 from the field for 13 points in the first half.

Achuiwa caught fire with 17 third-quarter points to fuel a 15-5 run for the Raptors, bringing the score even. Ziaire Williams hit a free throw with 0.3 seconds in the quarter to regain the lead at 92-91 with 12 minutes to play.

The Raptors came up with a timely 25-7 run, behind 17 points from Trent Jr. in the final quarter, to complete the comeback victory and even Memphis’ record at 9-9.

Next Game

The Grizzlies host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at FedExForum. Fans can watch the game on Bally Sports South or tune-in to 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Team Notables

  • Memphis scored 62 points in the paint, including 42 in the first half. Toronto entered the game ranked fifth in paint points allowed (42.3).
  • Tonight marked the Raptors’ fourth straight road win in the overall series with Memphis. The teams will meet for the second and final time this season on Nov. 30 in Toronto.
  • The Raptors rallied from a double-digit deficit for the third time this season. The Grizzlies’ 14-point advantage just before halftime was the team’s largest lost lead of the season. It was just the second time this season Memphis lost a double-digit lead.
  • Memphis shot 51.2% overall, marking its first loss of the season when shooting above 50% (5-1). Toronto shot 53.4%.

Player Notables

  • Ja Morant totaled 23 points, six rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 35 minutes in what marked his 14th 20-point performance of the season.
  • Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane both scored 20 points for Memphis. Brooks has scored 16+ points in all five appearances this season, while Bane has reached 20 in all of his past three games, a career high.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 16 points and extended his career-high streak with at least one block to 14 games.
  • Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Fred VanVleet had 23 points and a team-high seven assists.
  • Precious Achiuwa scored all of his 17 points in the third quarter, which eclipsed his previous season high of 15 points on Oct. 22 at Boston. Achiuwa knocked down all three of his 3-point attempts after entering the game with four career makes from long range.
  • All five Raptors starters (which also included Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam) reached double-digit scoring. Barnes and Siakam each scored 17.

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