Sports.ws Game Report
[MEMPHIS] — The Memphis Grizzlies played host to the New Orleans Pelicans last night and the hometown crowd got exactly what they paid for in the form of a hard-fought 110 to 108 Grizz victory. The win bumps Memphis's record up to 14-8 on the season, while the loss drags New Orleans's down to 7-15. More than just a victory, the performance could serve as a boost for the Grizzlies. Having scored early and often against their opponents this time out, the club will look to capitalize on their momentum heading into their next contest.
Team results aside, a monster night from Marc Gasol is all that fans will be talking about as they process the contest. Gasol pumped out a stat line of 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 45 minutes on the night, quantifiable proof of his place among the top tier of NBA players. Ask anybody, however - Gasol included - and the most important part is that the Grizzlies walked away with the W. Each win adds up over the course of the season with the end goal being far more satisfying than a Tweetable stat line.
Though not quite able to steal the show, Anthony Davis did a fine job leading his ultimately unsuccessful Pelicans. Davis's 28 points, 17 rebounds and 1 assists were one bright spot for the team that spun out in the matchup.
From a personal standpoint, Troy Daniels made his presence felt from beyond the arc, toying with defenders all night long and connecting on an impressive 7 bombs. Putting a stop to any NBA calibre talent is no easy task, but even more so when they're red-hot from beyond three-point range.
Beyond any individual contributions, one of the major reasons why it was the Grizzlies walking away victorious was Memphis's ability to limit New Orleans's offensive output. By holding the Pellies to less than they usually produce the Grizzlies made their life considerably easier.
Up next for the reeling Grizz will be a date with the while the visiting Pelicans will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Gasol 72.0 FP
Davis 66.5 FP
Allen 48.5 FP
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