The Memphis Grizzlies took quality shots in this one, going 38-70 (54.3%) from the field and 23-32 (71.9%) at the free throw line, in a blowout 103-77 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Memphis (39-27) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Mike Conley put up 19 points on 5-9 shooting from the field (2-5 from behind the arc) and 7-8 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Marc Gasol chipped in 11 points and 6 assists for Memphis as well. On 10-16 shooting, including 1-3 from behind the arc, Michael Carter-Williams scored 23 points for Philadelphia in the loss. He also recorded 8 rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 57.1%, the Grizzlies posted a FTA rate of 45.7. This season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the 76ers are 1-5 when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
Philadelphia (15-51) has now dropped their last 20 straight games.
Coming up, the Grizzlies battle the Utah Jazz, who are 22-44 on the season. The 76ers match up with the Indiana Pacers, currently sitting at 48-17 this year. The Grizzlies are 1-0 versus Utah this season. The 76ers have lost their last two meetings with Indiana.