Published December 26, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS – Rudy Gay scored 30 points, Zach Randolph had 18 points and 16 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 104-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers Sunday night.
O.J. Mayo and Marc Gasol added 17 points each for Memphis. The Grizzlies improved to 5-11 on the road and 13-17 overall.
Danny Granger led the Pacers with 29 points and five rebounds. Roy Hibbert had 14 points and Mike Dunleavy added 10 for Indiana (13-15), which missed an opportunity to climb back to .500 and was denied its fourth set of back-to-back victories. The Pacers were coming off a 94-93 home victory over New Orleans on Monday night.
Memphis has won five of its last six meetings with Indiana.
Memphis led throughout the third quarter, pushing the advantage to 15. Indiana rallied in the fourth quarter, pulling to 88-80 on Granger's driving layup with 6:43 to play.
Gay banked in a 17-footer from the top of the key on the next possession, and Memphis preserved the double-digit lead the rest of the way. Gay's 3-pointer that made it 100-86 with just less than 3 minutes left sent many of the fans streaming toward the exits.
Memphis limited Indiana to 35 percent shooting and outscored the Pacers 44-30 in the paint.
NOTES: Randolph, from Marion, Ind., had his 18th double-double of the season. ... Memphis improved to 12-4 when allowing fewer than 100 points. ... The Pacers had held seven of their last eight opponents to fewer than 100 points.