Published May 02, 2016
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Brooklyn Nets 95-86 on Tuesday night.
Marc Gasol posted 14 points and 11 boards, while Courtney Lee added 15 points for the Grizzlies, who have won 10 of their last 11 games.
"The game was a little sloppy. It got a little closer at the end than I wanted to," said Grizzlies coach David Joerger. "Defensively, we got a lot of hands on the basketball. We started the game with an energy and a passion."
Mason Plumlee provided 15 points and 14 rebounds, Alan Anderson netted 15 and Jarrett Jack and Brook Lopez each put in 12 for Brooklyn, which has dropped three consecutive contests.
"We got fought off all game. We just have to do a better job. Wish we could have performed better," the Nets' Joe Johnson said.
Anderson's 3-pointer gave the Nets a 5-4 advantage less than two minutes in, their only lead of the game.
Memphis responded with an 18-4 run and never looked back.
Seven different Grizzlies scored during the surge, with Tony Allen's layup capping the surge and giving them a 22-9 cushion.
Memphis led 32-15 following a quarter of play, 52-40 at the break and 75-62 after three. The Nets never got within less than seven in the final frame.
Memphis improved to 23-5 at home and 10-1 at FedEx Forum against the Eastern Conference this season ... Brooklyn has dropped six of its last seven games on the road ... Beno Udrih scored 13 points and Allen recorded 12 for the Grizzlies.