Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Marc Gasol tallied 24 points and 12 rebounds as
Memphis captured its third win in a row by defeating the Sacramento Kings,
108-101, on Tuesday at FedEx Forum.
Tony Allen contributed a season-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Mike
Conley added 22 points with seven assists and Zach Randolph finished with 13
points and nine boards in the triumph.
"The last few games he's been scoring a few points and he's made shots,"
Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins said of Allen. "He's gotten to the basket,
he's made good decisions."
DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points, seven rebounds and five steals, but the Kings
had their brief two-game winning streak snapped. Tyreke Evans added 20 points
in Sacramento's fifth consecutive road setback.
"I thought (our) guys did everything they could to put themselves in position
to win," Kings head coach Keith Smart said.
The Kings put up a fight in the early going, but after grabbing the lead
midway through the second, the Grizzlies never looked back.
After knocking down a pair of free throws, Conley buried a 3-pointer to put
Memphis ahead, 42-41, and Tayshaun Prince followed a Gasol three-point play
late in the quarter with a triple to expand the Grizzlies' lead to nine.
The Kings, however, were able to cut their deficit to 58-55 by halftime and
came within one on Evans' layup with 5:48 to go in the third, but the
Grizzlies would open the game up from there.
They went on a 9-2 run, with Randolph's short running jumper giving Memphis an
After Jerryd Bayless sank a 3-pointer just before the end of the third to push
the Grizzlies' advantage to double-digits, Conley's driving score early in the
fourth gave Memphis its greatest lead at 90-77.
The Kings only came as close as six points the rest of the way.
Memphis improved to 16-0 on the season when scoring at least 100 points ...
Sacramento has lost seven straight at FedEx Forum and is 5-22 away from home
on the season ... The Grizzlies shot 54.7 percent compared to the Kings' 46.5
percent ... Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson each scored 15 for the Kings.