NBA Game Summary - Houston at Memphis
(Monday, January 17th)
Final Score: Memphis 99, Houston 80
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Stromile Swift scored 18 points and Jason Williams added 16 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-80 victory over the Houston Rockets at FedEx Forum.
Pau Gasol contributed 14 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won nine of their last 10 games.
Tracy McGrady scored a game-high 28 points for the Rockets, who had their four-game winning streak halted. David Wesley finished with 13 points and was the only other Rocket in double figures.
The Grizzlies scored 10 unanswered points to begin the third quarter to stretch their seven-point halftime lead to 64-47. Shane Battier and Williams each hit a three-pointer during the run.
Houston answered with six straight points, but that would be as close as the Rockets would get the rest of the way.
Memphis then began the fourth quarter with nine straight points for an 80-60 cushion and cruised to the easy win.
Williams had 11 points in the first half and the Grizzlies took a 54-47 lead into the locker room.
The game was tied at 25-25 after the opening 12 minutes.
Houston fell to 7-10 on the road this season...Memphis has won seven of its last eight home games....Williams was 3-of-5 from three-point range...Battier had 10 points.
01/17 23:16:24 ET