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Jonas Valanciunas 22 points vs. Jazz 11.29.19

Jonas Valanciunas scores a team-high 22 points, 2 assists and 17 rebounds as the Grizzlies face off against the Jazz.

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Jonas Valanciunas 22 points vs. Jazz 11.29.19

Jonas Valanciunas scores a team-high 22 points, 2 assists and 17 rebounds as the Grizzlies face off against the Jazz.
Nov 29, 2019  |  01:18

MEMvUTA: Grizzmo 11.29.19

Catch key moments from the action in Memphis.
Nov 29, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvUTA: Postgame press conference 11.29.19

Hear from Head Coach Taylor Jenkins following the match against the Jazz on Friday.
Nov 29, 2019  |  01:15

MEMvUTA: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 11.29.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks with the media about Friday’s matchup with the Jazz.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:51

MEMvUTA: Brandon Clarke postgame 11.29.19

Brandon Clarke shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Jazz.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:50

MEMvUTA: Ja Morant postgame 11.29.19

Ja Morant breaks down the match against the Jazz.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:30

Grizzlies vs. Jazz highlights 11.29.19

Check out all the highlights from tonight’s game against the Jazz in Memphis.
Nov 29, 2019  |  02:01

Marko Guduric scores on the break

Marko Guduric races down the floor for the fast break bucket.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:13

Dillon Brooks with the layup

Dillon Brooks cuts to the basket and finishes with a nice move.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:13

Jaren Jackson rejects Bojan Bogdanović

Jaren Jackson Jr. protects the rim and comes up with a big block against Bojan Bogdanović.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:13

Marko Guduric from way outside

Watch as Marko Guduric fires away from deep for a crisp three.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:13

Brandon Clarke gets crafty

Brandon Clarke makes a crafty layup after getting a nice assist from Kyle Anderson in the second quarter against the Jazz.22
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:15

Jonas Valanciunas with the putback

Jonas Valanciunas follows up the shot and gets up for the quick putback against the Jazz.
Nov 29, 2019  |  00:12

Postgame Report: Grizzlies drop sixth straight after Utah’s big second half

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Utah outscored Memphis 63-39 in the second half after the Grizzlies held a 55-40 halftime advantage… Utah limited Memphis to 33.3 percent shooting in the second half after the Grizzlies shot 45.7 percent in the first half, including 56.5 percent in the second quarter.
  • The Jazz had 12 assists to just two turnovers in the second half after recording just six assists to five turnovers before the break… Utah’s seven turnovers total marked a season best.

Key Run of the Night

  • Trailing 55-40 at the break, Utah scored 12 straight points to open the second half to make it a three-point game.
  • Memphis led 78-77 with 9:37 remaining in the fourth quarter before Bojan Bogdanovic knocked down a three-pointer and then converted a three-point play to put Utah ahead by five (83-78) with 8:17 left… Memphis would respond with five straight points to tie the game at 83, but Utah scored the next five, including a Bogdanovic layup, to take the lead for good.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies dropped their sixth straight game Friday night at FedExForum, losing 103-94 against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz outscored the Grizzlies 63-39 in the second half.

Both teams struggled early and shot less than 35 percent from the field in the opening frame, but it was the Grizzlies who got it going in the second quarter. Memphis shot 13-of-23 (.565) in the quarter, including 4-of-9 (.444) from three-point range, and outscored the Jazz 31-18 to take a 15-point lead (55-40) into halftime. Leading 31-29 with 8:32 remaining in the second, the Grizzlies went on a 9-0 run over the next 2:06 to push the lead to double digits.

Utah rapidly seized the lead back, opening the third quarter on an 18-2 run and outscoring Memphis 24-4 through the first six minutes of the period. The Grizzlies were able to weather the storm and took the lead back on a Grayson Allen three with 54.6 seconds left in the period, but Utah responded with two buckets of their own to lead 75-73 entering the fourth.

The teams traded blows to start the fourth with four lead changes and two ties early in the period, but the Jazz held the Grizzlies to just four points in the final 3:53 and closed the game on a 7-2 run to seal the victory.

Jonas Valanciunas led the Grizzlies with 22 points and 17 rebounds to go with three blocks on 10-of-17 shooting, marking the second consecutive game he has posted a season-high for rebounds. Over his last two games, Valanciunas is averaging 28.5 points and 16.5 rebounds. Brandon Clarke added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting in a reserve role. Dillon Brooks and Ja Morant posted 11 points apiece for Memphis. With his fourth block of the evening, Jaren Jackson Jr., in his 75th career game, became the third fastest player to start his career with the Grizzlies and reach 100 blocks behind only Pau Gasol and Roy Rogers.

Bojan Bogdanovic tied his season-high with 33 points, shooting 12-of-20 from the field (4-8 3P) while adding eight rebounds. Donovan Mitchell chipped in with his 16th 20-point game of the season while Rudy Gobert (13 points, 13 rebounds) tallied his 11th double-double.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will travel to Minnesota as they take on the Timberwolves on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. CT at Target Center. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN. The team will return home the next night on Monday, Dec. 2 to face the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. CT inside FedExForum. Fans can get their tickets to the game at grizzlies.com/tickets.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Jonas Valančiūnas posted his 11th double-double of the season with 22 points and 17 rebounds (season-high eight offensive rebounds)… Valančiūnas now has back-to-back games with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds, the second time he has accomplished this feat (two-game streak from March 20-22, 2019)… Valančiūnas has posted a double-double in three straight games, matching a season high.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., playing in his 75th career game, reached 100 career blocks with his fourth rejection of the game… He became the third-fastest player in franchise history to tally 100 career blocks behind only Pau Gasol (2001-02) and Roy Rogers (1996-97).
  • Brandon Clarke scored 13 points off the bench and shot 5-of-6 from the field (1-1 3P) to raise his rookie-best field goal percentage to 64.3 percent for the season.
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scored 16 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Donovan Mitchell totaled 20 points (7-22 FG)… It marked just the third time in his last nine games he was held under 25 points.
  • Mike Conley posted eight points (3-13 FG) after scoring 15 points (5-19 FG) in his first game back in Memphis on Nov. 15.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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