Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/18/13
MEMPHIS -- It wasn't a masterpiece, but who cares when you've been hammered by an average of almost 23 points per game in a three-game losing streak? The Memphis Grizzlies, with all five starters scoring in double figures, led almost start to finish in an 85-69 victory over the Sacramento Kings Friday night in FedExForum. The balanced scoring, led by center Marc Gasol's 18 points and 10 rebounds, offset the absence of Zach Randolph. Randolph and his NBA-leading 25 double-doubles sat out the game with a lower back strain. Tony Allen and Marreese Speights both were a rebound shy of double-doubles, with Allen contributing 14 points and nine rebounds, and Speights 10 points and nine rebounds. Also in double figures for the Grizzlies were Mike Conley with a team-high 19 points, and Rudy Gay with 13 points. Memphis (25-13) led by as many as 18 points 5 minutes into the third quarter, but never quite pulled away from the Kings (15-25). Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins, who ha...
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