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Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies Fall to Milwaukee Bucks, 106-96

The Grizzlies’ four game road trip got off to a rough start.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Line-up Notes

Tony Allen (groin) and Brandon Wright (ankle) sat this one out. The Grizzlies started Conley, Parsons, Gasol, Ennis, and Green.

Game Story

As expected, the Bucks were dominant in the paint, where they score about half of their 103 points per game. The Grizzlies focused their defense inside, forcing the Bucks to shoot from the perimeter, but Milwaukee was nearly unstoppable in transition (as usual).

After trailing by as many as 13 during a second quarter shooting drought, the Grizzlies pulled back within 5 just before halftime when Andrew Harrison stole an inbound and laid it in:

The game stayed close throughout the third, but with about 10 minutes remaining, Milwaukee opened up a 13-point lead which they would not relinquish.

Memphis had 5 players in double digits: Gasol, Conley, Parsons, and Randolph and Carter off the bench. The Grizzlies were a straight up miserable 6 of 28 from downtown. The Bucks shot over 50% from the field.

Notes of Vinsanity

Vince Carter hit a couple of milestones tonight: he became the 24th player in NBA history for career games played and the 21st (passing Gary Payton) for career field goals made. He celebrated by throwing down an old man dunk in the first half: