The Lakers were literally blown out of L.A. by the Grizzlies 112-95, as the Grizzlies again used a high octane offense that the Lakers couldn't contend with. P.J. Hairston led the Griz with a game high 21 points, continuing his two game string of strong play. Zach Randolph chipped in with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Conley had 17 points and seven assists.
Off the bench, Lance Stephenson had a strong game with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists on just under 50% shooting, plus Mr. Vince Carter went off for 19 points in 20 minutes on 7-10 shooting, including 5-7 from three (with all five threes being hit in an eight minute stretch), and THAT was just too much for the Lakers to handle.
Tony Allen missed his 3rd straight game with a sore left knee, but to be honest, the Grizzlies didn't need his services to make light work of the Lakers tonight.
The Lakers were led by D'angelo Russell with 22 points on 6-9 shooting. Julius Randle had another strong game with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Kobe missed tonight's game, and Anthony Brown, starting in his place, didn't give him much. Jordan Clarkson had 8 points on an absolutely HORRIBLE shooting game (4-16) and Roy Hibbert was even more disappointing (4 points, 1 rebound in 22 minutes).
The Grizzlies next play Phoenix on Saturday night, as the Lakers' stretch of misery continues against Brooklyn on Tuesday Night.