Marc Gasol scored 26 points, Mike Conley added 23 and Marc Gasol added 26 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies took charge in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-95 on Friday night.
Gasol and Conley each had 11 points in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies, who led by as many as 15 points.
Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 23 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17.
The Grizzlies got off to a fast start, scoring the first 10 points of the game and surging to a 29-20 lead on Conley’s 3-pointer with 3:03 left in the first quarter.
The Lakers answered with a 9-2 run capped by Ball’s 3-pointer, cutting the Grizzlies’ lead to three. Los Angeles took its first lead of the game, 46-45, with three minutes remaining in the second quarter on Ball’s three-point play.
The teams traded the lead four times in the third quarter. Michael Beasley’s tip-in off Kyle Kuzma’s miss with 4:49 left in the quarter gave the Lakers a four-point lead, their biggest of the game. But Gasol’s floater in the lane gave the Grizzlies a six-point lead that they wouldn’t relinquish until the fourth quarter.
BIG FIRST HALF
Aldridge led all scorers with 17 points and Gasol and Conley added 15 each at the half. Gasol and Conley led all scorers with six rebounds each at the break.
The Lakers played the second game of a home-and-home against the Grizzlies, who came in 4-1 against the Western Conference this season. Los Angeles was in Los Angeles and lost on Wednesday to the Golden State Warriors 127-97. The Lakers return to Los Angeles for their next game Sunday.
Grizzlies: Aldridge has had at least 12 points in 12 of his 15 games this season. … Memphis outrebounded the Lakers 50-40. … Neal and Gasol each played more than 28 minutes. … Conley came in averaging a team-high 22.7 points.
Lakers: Kyle Kuzma came in averaging 11.7 points. … Lonzo Ball scored 12 points. … Josh Hart (sprained left ankle) missed his second straight game. … The Lakers have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season. … The Lakers outscored the Grizzlies 28-14 in points in the paint.
Grizzlies: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
Lakers: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.