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Grizzlies beat Lakers 102-90, move 1 game ahead of idle Phoenix for last West playoff spot

  • Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Conley scored 24 points and Memphis pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-90 on Sunday night, moving the Grizzlies a game ahead of idle Phoenix in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

Marc Gasol added 18 points and 15 rebounds and Mike Miller had 13 points for the Grizzlies, who head to Phoenix for a showdown with the Suns on Monday night. Gasol hugged his brother Pau after the game; Pau has been out for the Lakers with vertigo.

Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 20 points in their last home game of a miserable season that has included a franchise-worst 55 losses with two games remaining.

They lost their seventh in a row overall and fifth straight at Staples Center. Wesley Johnson added 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Jordan Hill added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.