Gasol scores 19 as Grizzlies beat 76ers 104-90
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Mike Conley had 18 points and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers 104-90 on Tuesday night.
The Grizzlies had five players score in double figures. Courtney Lee had 15 points, reserve Zach Randolph added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Matt Barnes finished with 12 points and 10 boards.
Jahlil Okafor scored 18 points and Hollis Thompson contributed 16 for Philadelphia, which dropped to 1-29 while losing its 11th straight game. Now the 76ers head out for a six-game trip, and they have lost 22 in a row on the road.
There wasn’t much booing among the home crowd, which is resigned to Philadelphia’s losing ways these days, but one fan seated behind the Grizzlies bench wore a paper bag over his head with a sad face.
Philadelphia had 28 turnovers and shot 65.6 percent (21 for 32) from the free-throw line.
Memphis blew the game open by scoring eight straight points to open the fourth quarter. Vince Carter drained a pair of 3-pointers and Randolph had a follow layup to put the Grizzlies in front 85-66 with 10:54 left.
The Grizzlies’ advantage grew to as many as 20 points, and Philadelphia never got closer than 12 the rest of the way.
Philadelphia trailed 53-47 at the break. But Memphis slowly increased its lead to double digits, eventually taking its largest advantage to that point on Barnes’ layup that made it 71-56 with 5:16 left in the third quarter.
Okafor’s driving, spinning layup with 2:42 left in the period cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 73-64. But Memphis ended the quarter up 77-66 when Conley stripped T.J. McConnell and passed ahead to Lee for an uncontested layup just before the buzzer.
Grizzlies: Tony Allen returned after sitting out the previous five games due to a knee injury. Allen had one point in 16 minutes. . Memphis has won six straight in Philadelphia dating to Feb. 11, 2009.
76ers: Kendall Marshall (knee) didn’t dress but is expected to play Wednesday at the Bucks with a restriction of 25 minutes. . Joel Embiid, Philadelphia’s 2014 first-round pick who is recovering from his second foot surgery over the summer, worked on shooting before the game.
Grizzlies: At Washington on Wednesday night.
76ers: At Milwaukee on Wednesday night.