Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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MEMPHIS, Tn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies always realize when a game against the Los Angeles Lakers is on the line in the final few minutes, the ball belongs to Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant. Stop Bryant and you get the win. After leading by six points with 2:24 left, the Grizzlies held serve. Despite Bryant scoring 14 of his game-high 30 points in the final quarter, Memphis held on for a 106-98 victory Friday before a soldout FedExForum crowd of 18,119. It was the second consecutive loss for the Lakers (6-7) after winning three in a row. The Grizzlies improved to 9-2. The Grizzlies led 82-70 after three quarters, but things changed when Bryant re-entered the game for the final seven minutes. Despite air-balling a couple of shots, he nailed two deep 3-pointers to get the Lakers started in the right direction. But with Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter taking turns tailing Bryant, he missed his last two shots, including clanking a three-pointer with 19 seconds left to seal the Lakers...
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