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Conley leads Grizzlies past Kings, 99-89, as Memphis wins fourth straight game

  • Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, right, shoots over Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, right, shoots over Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, hangs on the rim after stuffing against  Sacramento Kings center Aaron Gray, right,  during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, hangs on the rim after stuffing against Sacramento Kings center Aaron Gray, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conely, left, defends against Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conely, left, defends against Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Conley had 27 points and 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight by beating the slumping Sacramento Kings 99-89 on Wednesday night.

The Grizzlies took the lead for good in the third quarter and never trailed again in winning for the ninth time in 10 games. They were coming off an impressive 98-81 victory Tuesday night in Portland where they held the NBA's highest scoring team to 34.5 percent shooting.

Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points and Rudy Gay had 23 for the Kings, who have lost five straight and seven of eight.

DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings' leading scorer and rebounder, missed his fourth straight game with an ankle sprain.