Gasol, Evans fuel rally as Grizzlies overcome Sixers 105-101
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 23, 2018 12:15 PM
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
By Clay Bailey, Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Tyreke Evans added 18 points and eight assists, and the pair led a fourth-quarter rally that lifted the Memphis Grizzlies over the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).
Mario Chalmers added 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 6.2 seconds remaining, to help the Grizzlies overcome a 15-point deficit. Myke Henry, signed to a two-way contract with Memphis earlier this month, had 12 points.
Dario Saric led the Sixers with 22 points and added 10 rebounds, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarott finished with a season-high 20 points. Robert Covington added 18 points and Joel Embiid had 15 points and 14 rebounds.
The Sixers ended a three-game winning streak despite controlling the game for more than three quarters.
Memphis trailed 83-74 at the end of the third and was still down by double-digits when it began a rally. The Grizzlies took their first lead of the game when Evans split a pair of free throws with 6:53 left.
That was early in a 13-4 Memphis run fueled by Evans and Gasol for a 100-95 lead with 3:20 left.
Memphis lead the rest of the way as the Sixers hurt themselves with 10 turnovers in the fourth. Philadelphia made 6-of-17 shots in the final frame.
Luwawu-Cabarrot hit his first four three-pointers, made 5-of-6 in the first half, and his 17 points helped the Sixers hold a 55-49 lead at the break.
Sixers: Have reached 100 points in 34-of-43 games and 10 of last 11. ... Have lost 10 straight in the series. ... Saric has reached double figures in 24 straight games. ... Luwawu-Cabarott started his third game of the season.
Grizzlies: G Wayne Selden received two technicals — the second in the third quarter. ... Henry connected on a three-pointer in the third quarter, his first NBA points. Henry signed a two-way contract with Memphis on Jan. 13 (Jan. 14, PHL time). ... Has a five-game home winning streak. ... Memphis shot 42 percent in the game, compared to 45 percent for Philadelphia — only the third time this season Memphis has won when shooting a lower field goal percentage.
Sixers: Host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).
Grizzlies: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).