Mem 23 30 34 15 102
LAL 27 25 17 21 90
Date of game: 4/13/2014

Recap: LA Lakers vs. Memphis

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Conley scored 24 points and handed out eight assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies over the hapless Los Angeles Lakers, 102-90, on Sunday.

Memphis' third straight win has it a full game ahead of the Suns for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into their big showdown in Phoenix on Monday. The club is also a half-game behind Dallas for the No. 7 seed and hosts the Mavericks in the season finale on Wednesday.

"At the end of the day, we got the win that we needed, and that's the most important thing moving on to Phoenix," Grizzlies head coach David Joerger said.

Marc Gasol totaled 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Mike Miller chimed in with 13 points off the Grizzlies' bench.

The Lakers, losers of seven straight and nine of their last 10, were led by Jodie Meeks' 20 points. Wesley Johnson added 15 points and 15 boards for Los Angeles, which finished with a porous 14-27 record at Staples Center.

The Grizzlies were only in front 53-52 after a back-and-forth first half and held a tenuous 74-69 lead with 4 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter before taking complete control.

Gasol scored on consecutive possessions to spark a quarter-ending 13-0 surge, with Miller's 3-pointer providing an 87-69 cushion entering the fourth.

"Sometime in the third quarter the air went out of us," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said. "They wanted it more than we did. You could see that."

The Lakers missed 16 straight shots during a nine-plus minute span that lasted nearly five minutes into the fourth, and it was a double-digit game the rest of the way.

Game Notes

The Grizzlies took the season series, 3-1, winning three games against the Lakers for the first time since the 2005-06 season ... The Lakers extended their franchise record with their 55th loss of the season.

NASCAR News
Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

White Sox claim Drabek off waivers

The Chicago White Sox claimed right-hander Kyle Drabek, a former top pitching prospect, off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.