Key statistic of the night
- Jackson Jr. led the way with 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Konchar triggered the bench contribution with 11 points and three rebounds in 12 minutes.
Key race of the night
- The Grizzlies shot 55 percent from the field and 60 percent of three in the first half while outscoring the Lakers 38-25 in the second quarter.
The Memphis Grizzlies finished a back-to-back sweep in Los Angeles with a 127-119 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. The Grizzlies’ ninth straight win marks the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history.
Jaren Jackson Jr.The productive West Coast trip ends with a high of 21 points and a rebound of 12 points, a regular season high, a double-double to go with a six-block high. Jackson Jr. is the first player in franchise history with five or more consecutive blocks since Pau Gasol in 2007. Desmond ScourgeHis 23 points led the Grizzlies as he also recorded four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Ja Morant
scored 16 points with seven assists and five rebounds while Kyle Anderson added 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Brandon clarke had 14 points and three rebounds while
John konchar returned to action with 12 points and four rebounds.
James lebron led the Lakers with 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Austin reaves and Wayne ellington scored 16 points each.
The Grizzlies took the upper hand with a 65-52 halftime lead despite James recording 23 points, five rebounds and three assists in the first half. The Grizzlies shot 55% from the field and 60% of three in the first half while outscoring the Lakers 38-25 in the second quarter. Jackson Jr. led the way with 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Konchar triggered the bench contribution with 11 points and three rebounds in 12 minutes.
The Grizzlies flipped the switch with a dominant third quarterback of 42 points, a new season high for quarterback points, pushing their lead to 24 with a quarterback to go. The Lakers bench threatened late with a 23-2 run in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies’ lead was too much to overcome as the Grizzlies grew to 28-14 this season.
The Grizzlies will look to extend the winning streak against Stephen curry and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Jan.11 at FedExForum at 7:00 p.m. CT. Fans can watch at Bally Sports Southeast and listen on ESPN 92.9 FM.
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