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January 21, 2012
In-game blog: Kings at Grizzlies

Grizzlies 128, Kings 95

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Kings' winning streak ended at two as the Grizzlies routed Sacramento thanks to a strong second half. It was the Kings' most lopsided loss to the Grizzlies in franchise history.

The Grizzlies beat the Kings by 28, 118-90, Feb. 26, 2011.

Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies (9-6) with 23 points as four Memphis players had at least 20 points. The Grizzlies shot 54.3 percent for the game.

The Kings (6-11) were led by Jimmer Fredette's season-high 20 points. DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Donte' Greene had 19 points.

Grizzlies 102, Kings 76

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Kings have allowed the Grizzlies to score at least 30 points in every quarter. And with the Kings' inconsistent offense, that's too much to overcome.

Mike Conley has 22 points to lead Memphis. Rudy Gay (21 points), Marc Gasol (18 points, 10 rebounds) and O.J. Mayo (19 points) have taken turns having their way.

Donte' Greene leads the Kings with 17 points off the bench

Grizzlies 68, Kings 60

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Apparently it is Jimmer Time.

Marcus Thornton is out the rest of the game with a stiff left thigh, the same one he bruised against Orlando 13 days ago. So Fredette stepped in with a team-high 15 points and six assists.

That wasn't enough to overcome the Grizzlies, who are shooting 59.1 percent, but Fredette's shooting kept the Kings in the game after they fell behind by 19.

The Kings have struggled with Mike Conley, who has 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting. Thanks to their hot second quarter, the Kings are shooting 52.1 percent.

DeMarcus Cousins has 12 points for the Kings.

Grizzlies 34, Kings 21

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Kings have gotten off to a slow start with their shooting (36.4 percent) and had five turnovers in falling behind the Grizzlies.

Memphis opened the game making 13-of-23 shots and committing just one turnover.

Mike Conley made all seven of his shots in the first quarter and has 15 points for the Grizzlies. Jason Thompson leads the Kings with six points.

Francisco Garcia started at small forward tonight. John Salmons is ill and not with the team.

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