NBA -- Grizzlies score grisly win over Bulls, 80-71
By Homer D. Sayson
Wed, 19 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- In an ugly game where both combatants had difficulty putting points on the scoreboard, the Memphis Grizzlies used a little fourth quarter kick to beat the visiting Chicago Bulls, 80-71, Monday night at the FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis.
The 16-6 Memphis sank only 30 of 80 field goals but they outworked the Bulls off the glass, 51-39, and their bench thumped their Bulls counterparts, 31-16.
The Bulls enjoyed a 20-11 advantage in the openng quarter but all that lead and momentum perished in the second quarter where the Grizzlies countered with a 28-14 run. At one point before the half, reserve Wayne Ellington drilled three consecutive 3s that allowed Memphis to gain the upperhand.
Point guard Mike Conley steadied the erratic Grizzlies with a pace-setting 17 points and four assists while Rudy Gay chipped in 12 points. Big man Zach Randolph added 10 and hauled 15 rebounds.
"They played hard. That's how they play. You have to take care of the ball and we didn't do that. Then, we didn't get back and got in a big hole. A big hole," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told Comcast Sports Chicago during his post-game press conference.
The 71-point total was a season-low for the Bulls while their 28-of-75 field goal shooting was also one of their poorest showings in the season, It was simply an awful performance all-around for Chicago, which missed nine of 11 threes and seven of 20 free throws.
Carlos Boozer led Chicago with 16 points and 13 rebounds while Marco Belinelli had 13. (HDS)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Homer D. Sayson.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Unified corner best foil vs. Matthysse|
By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 23 May 2018EXPERTS PREDICT JONAS WILL LOSE TO JERWIN BUT SULTAN CAMP NOT AFFECTED
By Virgi T. Romano, Wed, 23 May 2018Jose Pedraza and Shakur Stevenson Look to Shine on Crawford vs. Horn Undercard June 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
By , Wed, 23 May 2018"The Bosnian Prince" Armin Mrkanovic defeats Nicholas Lavin this Past Friday night in Queens, New York
By , Wed, 23 May 2018Undefeated Welterweight Gerome Quigley battles Raymond Serrano for USBA and WBC United States Welterweight titles on Saturday, June 16th at Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland
By , Wed, 23 May 2018A BRIEF HISTORY OF PINOY SUPERFLYS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Tue, 22 May 2018Rampage Jackson Blasts 50 Cent, You're Not a Real Fighter!
By , Tue, 22 May 2018ANCAJAS VS SULTAN: Philippines to keep IBF World Title regardless of fight result Saturday night
By Leo Reyes, Tue, 22 May 2018ANCAJAS-SULTAN FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES PART I
By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 22 May 2018NBA Western Conference Finals Game 3: Warriors vented their wrath on Rockets
By Eddie Alinea, Tue, 22 May 2018WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT VIVIANE “SUCURI
By , Tue, 22 May 2018GERRY PENALOSA SEES ANCAJAS VICTORY OVER SULTAN
By Virgi T. Romano, Tue, 22 May 2018Nico Hernandez captures IBA flyweight World title in 5th professional fight
By , Tue, 22 May 2018Havas Media Asia Pacific hits knockout punch for ‘Fight of Champions’ worldwide* media and commercial rights
By , Tue, 22 May 2018Sanman’s Metuda settles for draw in Japan
By , Tue, 22 May 2018Steele spoils Upsher's comeback bid
By , Tue, 22 May 2018Results from Charlotte, North Carolina
By , Tue, 22 May 2018Antonio "The Magic Man" Tarver Credits USA Boxing for giving him Structure that carried him to top
By , Tue, 22 May 2018Fortune vows to make Pacquiao win his fight vs Matthysse
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 21 May 2018SULTAN SPENDS LAST DAY BEFORE FIGHT WEEK JUST RELAXING
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Mon, 21 May 2018LITERATUS BEATS GM JOEY ANTONIO IN CEBU PNG
By Marlon Bernardino, Mon, 21 May 2018NBA WEST FINALS: CURRY EXPLODES IN GAME 3; WARRIORS GROUND ROCKETS WITH 41 POINTS VICTORY, 126-85
By Dong Secuya, Mon, 21 May 2018SULTAN'S WINNING FORMULA: NO RESPECT TO HIS OPPONENTS
By Virgi T. Romano, Mon, 21 May 20182018 World Cup of Pool: China are World Cup of Pool champions!
By , Mon, 21 May 2018