MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Brook Lopez scored 26 points, Sasha Vujacic added a season-high 16 and the New Jersey Nets snapped a 10-game road losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
Lopez was 8 of 14 from the field, and missed only one of his 11 free throws as New Jersey won its second straight and third in the last four games.
Devin Harris and Kris Humphries scored 12 apiece, with Humphries grabbing 15 rebounds. Travis Outlaw had 11 points and nine rebounds as the Nets outrebounded Memphis 49-39.
Marc Gasol scored 19 points and O.J. Mayo added 17, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Mike Conley finished with 13 points and eight assists. Zach Randolph had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Vujacic, acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in a Dec. 15 three-team trade, was 6 of 8 from the field, missing only one of three shots outside the arc. It marked the second straight game where he has surpassed his season high.
The Nets built a double-digit lead, scoring the last nine points of the first quarter as part of a 15-1 run spanning the first and second periods. The New Jersey lead eventually would stretch to 14 points.
Memphis was able to chip away at the advantage before the Nets carried a 45-43 lead into the dressing room.
Memphis shot 34 percent in the half, with leading scorer Rudy Gay misfiring on nine of his 10 shots in the half. He would end the night 4 of 16 for 11 points, while Randolph was 4 of 13 as the Grizzlies shot 40 percent.
The Nets made 10 of their first 15 shots in the third quarter, extending their lead to 69-57, and led by six heading to the fourth.
The Nets never relinquished the lead in the final period.
Notes: Asked during his pregame availability if there was anything new on the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, Nets coach Avery Johnson said: "Not that I can report. I can't report anything." As Johnson was talking, Lopez turned the wrong way leaving the locker room. "This is the way to the bus," Johnson said to Lopez. "The court is that way." Gay was back in the Memphis lineup after serving a one-game suspension for a flagrant foul 2 on Rockets F Luis Scola last Friday. The Grizzlies' 110-63 win over the Nets on Dec. 12, 2003, in the old Pyramid Arena remains the largest Memphis victory margin in franchise history. The Grizzlies announced they will honor Willie Mays, Lenny Wilkens and Willis Reed during this season's Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in January.