Grizzlies Butt Heads with the Sacramento Kings

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Sparks (and technicals) flew at last nights game against the Sacramento Kings.  The Grizzlies came up short, with a final score of 90-102.  However, in true Grizzlies fashion, “physical” was the name of the game.  In an interview with ESPN, Tony Allen said, “”we didn’t respect them, and they were the aggressors tonight.  They played with a lot of passion.  Normally, that’s us.”  Even though the Kings rose to the occasion and found a way to out muscle the Grizzlies, they still managed to walk away with two of the three technical fouls handed out.  Z-Bo earned his technical after a layup in the third quarter, by shoving and exchanging words with Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins.  While Grizzlies coach, David Joerger, also earned a technical in the second half of the game.  The game escalated quickly for both teams, but unfortunately, the Kings were able to maintain composure long enough to win the game.

Statistics and Highlights

  • Gasol was the backbone of the team, with 14 pts., 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 blocks
  • Z-Bo lead in scoring with 20 points and five rebounds
  • Memphis held off the Kings in the first four minutes of the 3rd quarter and entered the 4th quarter leading by one
  • The Kings showed their strength by posting the first 10 points in the 4th quarter
  • Cousin fouled out in the last 6 minutes of the game

The Grizzlies will face off with the Clippers at 7:00pm tomorrow night, in Memphis.

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