NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Memphis
(Tuesday, November 18th)
Final Score: Memphis 109, Sacramento 94
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies routed the Sacramento Kings, 109-94.
Hakim Warrick scored 21 points and raked in 10 rebounds off the bench for the Grizzlies, who stemmed their four-game slide. Marc Gasol scored 16 points, and O.J. Mayo added 11 points for Memphis.
John Salmons scored 18 points for the Kings, who have dropped three straight. Spencer Hawes had 14 points, and rookie forward Jason Thompson scored 12 points and tallied nine boards. Bobby Jackson added 13 points for Sacramento.
Gay poured in 12 points in the first quarter, and the Grizzlies pulled away late in the frame, aided by a Kyle Lowry three-pointer in the final seconds, to take a 32-25 lead into the second quarter.
The Kings sliced the deficit to 34-33 early in the second quarter, but Quinton Ross drained a three-pointer to push the Memphis lead back to four. After a Jackson fadeaway pulled the Kings within 37-35, the Grizzlies scored eight straight points, part of a 13-2 run.
Ross capped the push with another three, giving Memphis a 50-37 lead with 5:19 left. The Grizzlies pushed their lead to 19 points late in the half, and took a 64-47 cushion into the intermission.
The Kings never threatened the Memphis lead in the second half. The Grizzlies added two points to their advantage in the third quarter, and took a 90-71 lead into the final 12 minutes. Memphis cruised to the finish from there.
Ross added 10 points off the bench for Memphis...The Grizzlies have won eight of 10 against the Kings in Memphis...Memphis shot 54 percent from the field, and sank 10-of-16 three-pointers...The Kings made only 3-of-19 three-pointers...Lowry finished with 10 points...Salmons made 7-of-15 shots from the field, but collected only one rebound and had no assists.
11/18 23:22:30 ET