Grizzlies keep Celtics winless

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Updated: November 4, 2013

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Conley scored 15 points and dished out
eight assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies edge the Boston Celtics, 95-88, at
FedEx Forum.

Zach Randolph added 15 points and seven rebounds and Marc Gasol finished with
14 points and eight boards for the Grizzlies, winners in two of their last
three games.

Jeff Green scored a game-high 22 points and Jared Sullinger chipped in 16
points and five rebounds off the bench for the Celtics, who fell to 0-4 on the
year.

Boston led by seven, 77-70, following a Courtney Lee 3-pointer just over two
minutes into the final frame. Memphis, though, opened up a 12-5 run, capped
with a pair of Jerryd Bayless 21-footers, to tie the game with 5:30 remaining.

The teams traded blows from there until Gasol’s jumper from the elbow gave the
Grizzlies a 91-88 lead with 1:35 showing.

The Celtics had an opportunity to tie the game after the Grizzlies turned it
over on a shot clock violation, but Sullinger and Green each missed a 3-
pointer, forcing Boston to foul Conley with 15.4 ticks to go.

Conley calmly sunk a pair from the free throw line and Green missed a step-
back three on the other end.

Bayless knocked down a pair of free throws to account for the final
difference.

The Grizzlies led by as many as nine points in a back-and-forth first quarter,
but the Celtics cut it to 27-24 after the first 12 minutes.

Boston ripped off a 23-9 burst in the second to go up 49-42, but scored
just one point in the final two minutes of the half to take a 50-46 lead into
the break.

Tony Allen’s dunk with 4:25 left in the third capped a 16-5 run to give
Memphis a 66-57 lead, but the Celtics closed the quarter with a 15-0 flurry to
take a 72-66 advantage into the final stanza.

Game Notes

Bayless finished with 15 points off the bench … The Grizzlies had 14 second-
chance points and limited the Celtics to just four points off the offensive
glass … There were 11 lead changes … Avery Bradley scored 14 points and
Jordan Crawford dropped in 12 off the bench for the Celtics.