Lakers in search of simpler time vs. Grizzlies


Kyle Anderson stated there is a motive he loved his best outing of the season in a 130-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

“I’ve come a good distance so far as capturing the ball,” Anderson stated after he scored 27 factors and transformed a career-high six 3-pointers in opposition to the Hornets, in keeping with the crew’s web site. “I’ve nonetheless obtained a methods to go. I nonetheless need to enhance, however tonight was a bit of validation that I’ve put the proper work in. However I undoubtedly need to maintain going.”

The Grizzlies will attempt to put collectively one other stable efficiency once they go to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

Memphis set a franchise report by making 23 3-pointers on 49 makes an attempt in opposition to Charlotte. Dillon Brooks scored 20 factors and Desmond Bane contributed a season-high 18 for the Grizzlies, who ended a four-game skid. Brooks and Bane each related on 4-of-8 3-pointers. Grayson Allen got here off the bench to hit 5 3-pointers and end with 18 factors.

Seven Grizzlies reached double figures, together with Ja Morant, who had 15 factors and 11 assists, Jonas Valanciunas (12 factors, 15 rebounds) and Tyus Jones (12 factors).

Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins applauded his membership’s third-quarter protection when the Grizzlies outscored the Hornets 31-15.

“They shot the ball effectively,” Jenkins stated of the Hornets, who made 54.9 % of their photographs. “A variety of that was within the first half, however to come back out and put a stamp down with a 15-point defensive quarter, that was big for us.”

The Lakers got here up large in extra time in three straight contests throughout their six-game profitable streak. LeBron James had 25 factors, seven assists and 6 rebounds, and the Lakers held off the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 114-113 on Wednesday.

Montrezl Harrell had 20 factors on 8-of-10 capturing, Dennis Schroder scored 19 and Kyle Kuzma added 15 factors and 9 rebounds for the Lakers, who recorded their second extra time win in three days over the Thunder. The Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons in double extra time Saturday.

Los Angeles performed with out Anthony Davis (Achilles) and Alex Caruso (hand) for the second recreation in a row. Nevertheless, the Thunder performed with solely eight gamers in every recreation, they usually have been with out main scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Wednesday’s contest.

“I believe every of the three video games was a bit of bit totally different,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel stated. “We simply took a short while every recreation to determine our opponent. So, it is simply a kind of issues now we have to be higher. … We weren’t at our greatest in these three video games, however we discovered a strategy to grind them out and we’re glad to get three ‘W’s.'”

A 3-pointer by Wes Matthews, who scored 10 factors, with 41.4 seconds remaining in extra time was the distinction Wednesday. James compelled extra time by hitting a trey with 19.6 seconds left in regulation because the Lakers rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to prevail. In addition they got here again from double digits in Monday’s win.

–Area Degree Media



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