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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FedExForum, Memphis, TN

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Lakers vs. Grizzlies

Mike Conley scores 23 points, Beno Udrih adds 16 points as the Grizzlies defeat the Lakers.

Lakers vs. Grizzlies 11/11/14

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Lakers vs. Grizzlies

Mike Conley scores 23 points, Beno Udrih adds 16 points as the Grizzlies defeat the Lakers.
Nov 10, 2014  |  00:00

Lakers vs. Grizzlies: First half

Kobe Bryant has 11 points but three Grizzlies have 10 points each as Memphis leads L.A. by four at the half.
Nov 10, 2014  |  00:00

Conley leads Grizzlies past Lakers, 107-102

By Clay Bailey on Nov 10, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) On a night when Kobe Bryant set the record for most missed field goals in an NBA career, the Memphis Grizzlies extended their winning streak at home.

Mike Conley scored 23 points and the Grizzlies finally got a strong effort from their struggling bench to turn away the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Tuesday night.

It was the 17th straight regular-season home victory for Memphis, dating to last season.

The Lakers put together a furious rally after trailing by 17 in the fourth quarter, including 11 straight points. Los Angeles was down 105-102 with about 30 seconds left when Jordan Hill missed a 21-foot jumper, leading to an exasperated look from Bryant in the right corner.

After Hill's miss, Zach Randolph scored on a putback of Marc Gasol's shot that was blocked by Ed Davis with 5.2 seconds remaining, providing the final margin.

"You've got to understand what's going on with the game and what's going on at that point in the situation," Lakers coach Byron Scott said.

The Lakers played without reserve guard Wayne Ellington, whose father was killed Sunday night in Philadelphia. Ellington was not with the team.

"This is our livelihood, but this is still just a game," Scott said before the game. "This thing that's happened to Wayne is real life. It kind of puts everything in perspective."

Bryant led the Lakers (1-6) with 28 points, but shot 10 of 26 from the field and surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek for the most missed field goals in an NBA career.

"He kind of got it going, but he went 10 for 26," said Memphis forward Tony Allen, who guarded Bryant most of the night.

Backup guard Beno Udrih had 16 points for Memphis. Courtney Lee scored 15 as six Grizzlies finished in double figures, including Randolph with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Memphis has not dropped a regular-season home game since a February loss to Dallas.

Carlos Boozer scored 20 points for the Lakers. Wesley Johnson added 15, while Hill had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Bryant had six assists.

Bryant, who entered shooting 39 percent this season, didn't get off to a very good start, connecting on only one of his first five shots. At that point, the watch on Bryant reaching the NBA record for misses began to gain attention.

Memphis held a 56-52 advantage at halftime.

The Grizzlies led most of the way, with the 17-point advantage in the fourth marking their largest of the night before the final Los Angeles rally.

"I guess it just kind of sums up our season thus far," said Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, who had 12 points. "We did enough to learn and be there and didn't do enough to win."


Lakers: Havlicek missed 13,417 shots. Bryant now has 13,421. ... Los Angeles has several former Grizzlies on the roster: Davis, Xavier Henry and Ellington. ... The Lakers started a stretch of six games in nine days.

Grizzlies: Udrih had 10 points in the first half, becoming the first Memphis reserve to reach double figures this season. Kosta Koufos had 14 points in a backup role, as the Memphis bench outscored the Lakers' reserves 38-14.


Veteran NBA forward Kenyon Martin was at the game, sitting next to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. Martin reportedly is in discussion with the team about a possible workout.


The game was Bryant's first in Memphis since he broke his left knee against the Grizzlies last December, ending his season. Despite being injured during that game, Bryant finished with 21 points. Asked how he continued to play through the injury, he replied: "I figured if I'm going to be out for a while, I might as well finish this game."


Lakers: At New Orleans on Wednesday.

Grizzlies: Home against Sacramento on Thursday.

Game Notes

2014-15 Season Series: The two teams have yet to meet this season.

All-Time Series Notes: This will be the 71st meeting between the two franchises and the 48th since the Grizzlies moved to Memphis ... In that time, the Lakers have lost just four season series to the Grizzlies (2004-05, 2005-06, 2012-13, 2013-14) … The Lakers lead the all-time series 48-22 but are just 26-21 versus the Grizzlies since the team moved to Memphis ... In their last 10 meetings with Memphis, the Lakers are 4-6 overall ... The Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 home games against Memphis and 17-9 all-time at STAPLES Center against the Grizzlies ... In Memphis, the Lakers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games at FedExForum … In their first meeting of the 2010-11 season, the Lakers scored a series-high 124 points in a 124-105 victory 11/2/10… On 3/13/12 in Memphis, the Lakers came back from a 17-point second half deficit to defeat the Grizzlies in double-overtime ... In their last meeting of the 2008-09 season (4/12/09), the Lakers held Memphis to a series low 75 points, surpassing the old record of 79 points (2/14/05 at MEM) … In 2007-08, Kobe Bryant scored an NBA season-high 53 points 3/28/08 vs. Memphis... In Memphis 3/22/07, Bryant scored a series-high 60 points, becoming only the 3rd player in NBA history to score 50+ points in three consecutive games … Over 61 career games (54 starts) against the Grizzlies, Bryant has averaged 24.9 points.

Connections: Lakers head coach Byron Scott played for the Grizzlies when the team was in Vancouver during the 1995-96 season, his penultimate year as a player before returning to Los Angeles … Lakers F Ed Davis played for the Memphis Grizzlies for the second half of the 2012-13 season and last year (2013-2014) as well … The trade that brought Davis to Memphis on January 30, 2013 also involved current Grizzlies F Tayshaun Prince … Prince and Lakers G Kobe Bryant were teammates on the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship and the pair went on to team with Lakers F Carlos Boozer for the 2008 Summer Olympic games (the United States won the gold medal in both competitions) … Lakers G Wayne Ellington played for the Grizzlies for the first part of the 2012-13 season … Ellington and Grizzlies G Vince Carter were teammates for the 2013-14 season in Dallas … Carter and Lakers G Steve Nash teamed on the Phoenix Suns for the 2010-11 season … Lakers G Xavier Henry was drafted by Memphis in 2010 and played his rookie season for the Grizzlies … Memphis C Marc Gasol was the 48th overall pick by the Lakers in the 2007 NBA draft …Lakers assistant coach Jim Eyen coached Grizzlies F Zach Randolph for the second part of the 2008-09 season with the Los Angeles Clippers … Memphis rookie G Jordan Adams attended UCLA … Grizzlies Assistant Coach Bob Thornton is from Los Angeles, CA and played collegiately at Saddleback College (1980-81) and UC Irvine (1981-84).

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Injury Report
  • Ryan Kelly (sore right hamstring) is out.
  • Steve Nash (sciatic pain) is out.
  • Julius Randle (tibia fracture, right leg) is out.
  • Nick Young (torn ligament, right thumb) is out.
  • Nick Calathes (Suspended List) is out.

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