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Jerryd Bayless scores 22, Grizzlies beat Celtics

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The Memphis Grizzlies put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only 8 possessions while totaling 24 assists, in a 100-93 win over the Boston Celtics. Memphis (8-7) gets one in the win column after losing to Houston on Monday.

Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and scored 22 points on 6-10 shooting from the field (1-3 from behind the arc) and 9-11 from the free throw line, in a quality offensive outing. Other key performers for Memphis were Mike Conley with 14 points and 9 assists, Zach Randolph with 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Ed Davis with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Jeff Green had another strong performance for Boston in the loss, scoring 26 points on 9-19 shooting (1-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-8 from the free throw line. He also added 7 rebounds. Jared Sullinger chipped in 23 points and 12 rebounds.

The Grizzlies posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.00. This year, they are undefeated (4-0) when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Celtics are 2-2 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.

This drops Boston (6-11) to 0-2 against Memphis on the year.

Coming up next, the Grizzlies battle the Brooklyn Nets, who are 4-11 on the year. The Celtics go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 4-10 this season.


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