NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Utah|
(Wednesday, March 26th)
Final Score: Memphis 91, Utah 87
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph scored 22 points and
pulled down 13 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies rally for a 91-87 win
over the Utah Jazz.
Mike Conley scored 19 points and Marc Gasol added 18 points and seven rebounds
for the Grizzlies, winners in five of their last six.
Derrick Favors had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 18 for
the Jazz, losers in eight of their last nine games.
Trey Burke had 11 points and 10 assists and Enes Kanter added 11 points and 15
rebounds in the setback.
"It's a loss. We had an opportunity to win the game. They made plays down the
stretch, give them credit. They had 29 points in the fourth quarter. They made
the plays they needed to down the stretch," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin.
Utah trailed 11-10 with 4:42 left in the first quarter, but closed the frame
on a 15-6 run to take a 25-17 lead into the second. Hayward capped the burst
with a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in the frame.
Nick Calathes had the Grizzlies within four, 40-36, with 3:33 left in the
first half, but the Jazz managed to push their spread to double digits, 50-40,
going into the break.
The Utah lead swelled as high as 13 in the third period, but Gasol's three-
point play late in the quarter made it 71-62 heading into the final frame.
The Grizzlies chipped away in the fourth, eventually cutting the deficit to
three, 78-75, following a Mike Miller 3-pointer with 7:18 left. The Jazz
pushed their lead back to seven, 84-77, following a Favors slam, but a 12-0
burst gave the Grizzlies the lead for good.
Miller highlighted the run with a 3-pointer from the corner that tied the
A Favors layup stopped the bleeding and Burke was fouled with 15 seconds left,
but split the free throws.
Randolph sank a pair with 11 seconds to go and Memphis held on for the win.
"I think once we tightened up in the fourth quarter, we were able to get some
deflections, get some steals, box out and do the little things to win," said
The Grizzlies outscored the Jazz 44-38 in the paint ... Miller finished with
nine points ... Richard Jefferson scored 15 points for the Jazz in the loss.
03/27 02:30:33 ET