The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Washington Wizards 102-92 on Sunday at Capital One Arena.
Kristaps Porzingis led the Wizards with 25 points, six rebounds and two assists, and Deni Avdija followed with 21 points, two rebounds and five assists. Corey Kispert posted 12 points, while Monte Morris and Jordan Goodwin both contributed 10 points each, the two combining for 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 19 points, four rebounds and two assists, while Tyus Jones finished with 17 points, three rebounds and five assists in the absence of Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Santi Aldama notched his third straight game in double figures with 15 points and seven rebounds. Steven Adams posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wizards led 23-19 after one quarter of play. Despite a 24-7 run by Memphis in the second quarter, Washington responded with a 17-4 run of their own in the final four minutes, regaining the lead at 55-51 before half. Porzingis posted a season-high five 3-pointers in the first half, contributing to Washington’s 55% shooting from behind the arc in the first half.
The Wizards increased their lead in the third quarter behind a 14-6 run, leading the Grizzlies 82-74 at the end of the quarter. Washington remained in control of the game in the fourth quarter and reached their largest lead of the night at 14 points (96-82) with 5:55 remaining, on their way to earning the season split against Memphis.
The Grizzlies finish the road to play the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. CT. Fans can watch on TNT and Bally Sports Southeast or tune in to 92.9 FM ESPN.
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