The depleted Memphis Grizzlies lost a tight one at home against the Sacramento Kings. Bogdan Bogdanovic’s shot with 1.5 seconds left in regulation gave the Kings the win.
Time for grades
MarShon Brooks: A
23 points, 8 rebounds in 36 minutes (+5)
After signing a two-year contract with the Grizzlies, MarShon Brooks continues to impress. In four games played with Memphis, he has averaged over 23 points a game. Last night, he showed again his ability to score the basket inside and outside the paint. He went for 11 for 20 from the floor including one triple.
Dillon Brooks: B+
16 points, 6 assists in 34 minutes (+7)
Dillon Brooks started the game hot with two triples and showed an unusual capability to facilitate. In the final seconds of the game, the rookie scored a triple to give the Grizzlies the lead with over 5 seconds left.
Mario Chalmers: B
11 points, 3 assists in 17 minutes (+3)
Chalmers had a nice end of the game against the Kings with some key buckets. After a quiet showing last time out, he showed up during the Grizzlies run in the last minutes scoring 7 points on his own.
Ivan Rabb: B
12 points, 11 rebounds in 31 minutes (+14)
Rabb had his second double-double with the Grizzlies. He started the game in the center position in the absence of Marc Gasol. The rookie delivered once again and showed his skillset to score both in the paint and mid-range jumpers.
Kobi Simmons: B
11 points, 3 assists in 26 minutes (-5)
Simmons had a solid game, finalising fast breaks and providing his usual energy. Teams are starting to figure him out and leave him open more often. He needs to improve his mid-range and perimeter game if he wants to stay in the league in the future.
Deyonta Davis: C+
8 points, 9 rebounds in 27 minutes (-8)
Davis struggled defensively job against Cauley-Stein but produced offensively finalising alley-oops and scoring from outside the paint. He added one block to his stats.
Mike Henry: C+
9 points, 1 assist in 22 minutes (+3)
Henry had a decent offensive production going for 4 for 9 from the floor. I have the impression that he feels more comfortable as a one spot shooter than directing the team.
Omari Johnson: F
0 points, 2 rebounds in 16 minutes (-7)
In his first game with the Grizzlies, Johnson disappointed. He went 0 for 5 from the floor and looked out of focus most of the time.
Ben McLemore: F
3 points in 18 minutes (-18)
McLemore had yet another off game, going for 1 for 7 from the floor and 0 for 4 from the three point line. Sacramento built a double digit lead in the third quarter when he was in the game.