Grizzlies fend off Lakers

Memphis, TN ( – Mike Conley scored 23 points and the Memphis
Grizzlies nearly coughed up a huge fourth-quarter lead before holding on to
best the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-102, at FedExForum.

Memphis got a huge boost from its bench, which was ranked among the worst
units in the league entering Tuesday’s game. Beno Udrih and Kosta Koufos shot
a combined 13-for-16 from the floor for 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the
Grizzlies got back in the win column following their first loss of the season
on Saturday.

Zach Randolph posted his sixth double-double in eight games with 11 points
and 10 rebounds, getting there with a putback layup in the final seconds that
sealed the victory. Marc Gasol did a little bit of everything, contributing
eight points, nine assists and eight boards.

Kobe Bryant found himself on the wrong side of history during the loss. At
6:22 of the fourth quarter, Bryant missed his 13th shot of the game and passed
Celtics legend John Havlicek for the most missed field goals in NBA history
with his 13,418th.

Bryant did finish with 28 points but needed 26 shots to get them. Jordan Hill
had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Carlos Boozer scored a season-high 20 in
the setback.