Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/18/12
MEMPHIS -- On a night when the Memphis Grizzlies didn't have their top offensive form, they still had enough to pull out a victory. The Grizzlies, one of the NBA's best defensive teams, held Chicago to 19 points or fewer in each of the final three quarters to ease past the Bulls 80-71 Monday night at FedExForum. It didn't matter that the Grizzlies (16-6) shot just 37.3 percent from the field, or that they committed 19 turnovers, leading to 13 Chicago points. Or that the Bulls' starters outscored the Grizzlies' starters 56-49. Memphis turned up its defensive pressure, particularly in the second quarter, when the Grizzlies outscored the Bulls 28-14. That turned a 20-11 deficit at the end of the first period into 39-34 Grizzlies' halftime lead. "We weren't going to win the game the way we were playing offensively," said Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, who scored just four points on 1-of-7 shooting but also had 11 rebounds. "So it was either play good defense or lose." The Memphi...
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