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                 === Marc Gasol, Grizzlies hold off Lakers ===
 Memphis, TN ( - Marc Gasol registered 14 points, 12 rebounds
 and  five  assists to best his  brother's team as the Memphis Grizzlies topped
 the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-103, at FedExForum.
 Courtney  Lee  had 18 points  and Tony  Allen scored 17  in a reserve role for
 Memphis,  which raced  to a  22-point lead  midway through  the third  quarter
 before holding on in the waning minute.
 "I like the way we stuck together," Allen said of his team hanging on down the
 stretch. "We finished it out."
 Gasol's older brother, Pau, ended with 17 points and 10 boards for the Lakers,
 who  fell 20 games  under .500 (19-39) with their seventh loss in eight games.
 Jodie Meeks scored 19 and Wesley Johnson 18 in defeat.
 The  Grizzlies, who won for the fifth time in six contests, got 14 points from
 James Johnson and 13 from Zach Randolph.
 Randolph's  jumper widened  Memphis' lead to 76-54 with 6:02 left in the third
 quarter, but the Lakers were within 82-73 going to the fourth. Meeks had 11 of
 his points in the third.
 Jordan  Farmar, who  scored 11 of his  16 points in the final quarter, got the
 Lakers within 106-103 by draining a long 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left.
 Lee  countered with  a pair  at the  charity stripe  to seal  the outcome,  as
 Memphis nearly blew a 15-point lead with just over six minutes remaining.
 "We can be a solid team," Farmar remarked. "We can compete every night to win.
 We're right there at the end of the game with a chance."
 The  hosts  scored the final  seven points of the  opening quarter for a 31-23
 lead. Memphis shot 16-of-27 in the second to gain a 65-46 halftime cushion.
                                   Game Notes
 The Lakers played without Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Nick Young (sore
 knee)  and  Chris Kaman (sore back) ... Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks both
 scored  14  for LA, which was  15-of-28 from 3-point range ... Memphis is 15-5
 since Marc Gasol returned after missing 23 games with a left MCL sprain.
 02/27 00:35:14 ET

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