MEMPHIS big men Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph got going from beyond the arc in the second half to help the Grizzlies overcome a slow start and cruise with a 107-91 win over the Sacramento Kings at the FedEx Forum on Friday (Saturday, Manila time)
Grizzlies started flat and trailed by as much as eight after one quarter, but found their groove in the second period in outscoring the Kings 34-19 to take a 49-42 lead at the half.
Memphis didn’t let up in the third, pushing the lead to 19 as Gasol sank three triples in the quarter and Randolph also added one trey at the end of the period in a rare display of long-range shooting from the Grizzlies big men.
The Grizzlies starters sat out the fourth and watched Randolph lead the bench in building a 22-point advantage with 1:46 remaining but the Kings scored the last six points of the game to end up with the final score.
Gasol led all scorers with 28 points to help Memphis end a two-game skid and improve to 26-19. Randolph had a double-double off the bench with 20 markers and 10 rebounds, while Mike Conley chipped in 16 points, eight boards and eight assists.
The Kings have lost four in a row despite getting another double-double from DeMarcus Cousins with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Sacramento (16-26) also got 14 markers from Garrett , while Ty Lawson scored 13 off the bench.