Temple, Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies past Wizards 107-95
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 31, 2018 11:02 AM
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) dunks the ball between, from left, Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr., forward Jason Smith, and guard Bradley Beal in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
By Clay Bailey, Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Garrett Temple scored 20 points, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley added 19 apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies sent the Washington Wizards to their fourth straight loss with a 107-95 victory on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).
Shelvin Mack added 14 for Memphis, which won its second straight and opened the season 3-0 at home. Conley added seven assists, while Temple had seven rebounds.
John Wall led Washington with 22 points, while backcourt mate Bradley Beal scored 17 points. Kelly Oubre finished with 16 points, and Otto Porter contributed 15.
The game started getting away from Washington when the Grizzlies ran off an 18-1 rally to open the third and take an 18-point lead.
Washington, struggling through a five-game road trip, managed to make a run to close the third, leaving Memphis with a 78-72 lead entering the fourth. Austin Rivers' floater cut it to 86-82.
But Temple scored the next five points on a pair of free throws and a three-pointer. When Conley dropped in another three-pointer, the Memphis lead was back to double digits. The Grizzlies made four of their first five three-pointers in the fourth to hold off Washington.
Memphis struggled to start the game, but the Wizards committed 13 turnovers in the first half, including eight in the second quarter. Washington made five three-pointers in that period to trail only 46-45 at halftime, with Wall scoring 14 points.
Wizards: Starting F Markieff Morris sat out the game while in concussion protocol. Dwight Howard continued to rehab gluteal soreness. .Washington wrapped up a five-game road trip over nine days. The five games are the longest stretch of the season away from home. . Beal recorded a four-point play with 9:12 left in the fourth quarter. .Washington had lost its previous three games by an average of 19.2 points. . Beal was held under 20 points for the first time this season. ... Were held under 100 points for the first time this season.
Grizzlies: Hold a 24-20 series record over the Wizards — one of only four teams in which Memphis holds a winning advantage (Clippers, Magic, Raptors). Memphis currently is 22-22 all-time against Philadelphia. .The 3-0 home start is the third straight year Memphis won its opening three home games.
Wizards: Return home to play Oklahoma City on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).
Grizzlies: Travel to Utah to face the Jazz on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).