Grizzlies handle Bobcats for 13th straight home win

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Updated: April 9, 2013

MARC GASOL

Mike Conley led the way with 20 points and
seven assists as the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to a 94-75 win over the
Charlotte Bobcats at the FedExForum.

Conley went 8-of-13 from the floor for Memphis, which extended its home
winning streak to 13 games. The Grizzlies have not lost at FedExForum since
Feb. 5 and are 31-8 in their own arena on the season.

Zach Randolph added a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Jon
Leuer chipped in 11 points off the bench in the victory.

Kemba Walker paced the Bobcats with 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the
field. The other four starters for Charlotte combined to make only 13-of-41 of
their field goal tries. Bismack Biyombo led the visitors with 12 rebounds to
mark his second-straight game with 10 boards or more.

Mike Dunlap’s team has now lost 13 road games in a row.

Both sides struggled from beyond the arc, as the two teams combined to make 5-
of-27 shots from 3-point range. Memphis coasted by owning a 50-34 edge in
points in the paint.

The Grizzlies used a balanced attack in the opening frame as six different
players got on the scoreboard en route to a 28-19 lead. Gasol had eight points
in the first 12 minutes of action and Gerald Henderson got off to a solid
start for Charlotte, hitting on 4-of-8 from the floor to net nine points.

Memphis scored seven unanswered points to end the first quarter, but Charlotte
closed the gap to two points, at 30-28, just under four minutes into the
second on a jumper by Jannero Pargo. The Grizzlies then went on a 17-9 run to
take back control and went into the intermission on top, 49-40.

The Bobcats refused to go away as they rallied to tie the score at 53 when
Walker drained a 19-foot jumper 5:24 remaining in the third quarter. Conley
netted the next seven points for the Grizzlies and Quincy Pondexter sent them
into the fourth quarter with a 63-57 lead as he connected on a 3-pointer with
30 seconds left.

After Pargo sank a triple to make it a three-point affair early in the fourth,
Memphis produced a 15-0 run, which featured seven points from Leuer, to pull
away for good.

Game Notes

Pargo scored 10 points in 14 minutes off the bench … Austin Daye tallied 10
points and seven rebounds to reach double-figures for the first time since
Feb. 27 … Memphis scored 19 fast break points … Henderson finished with 13
points after hitting on 2-of-8 field goal attempts after the opening
quarter … Ben Gordon was limited to three points as he failed to sink one
field goal attempt for the second time in three outings.