Grizzlies 108, Kings 101
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Kings trailed 99-93 with 4:16 to play but would get no closer as the Grizzlies pulled away down the stretch.
The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the Kings. Both wins were at home. The Kings (19-34) have lost their last five road games.
Even though the Grizzlies (33-18) had 20 turnovers that led to 26 points for the Kings, they won because they shot 54.7 percent while the Kings shot 46.5 percent.
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 23 points and seven rebounds. Tyreke Evans finished with 20 points and seven rebounds.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Conley had 22 points and seven assists and Tony Allen finished with 19 points.
The Kings last game before the All-Star break is Wednesday at Dallas.
Grizzlies 84, Kings 73
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Five Kings have scored in double figures but doesn't matter when the opponent is shooting 55 percent.
The Grizzlies have their biggest lead of the game thanks to 19 points from Tony Allen and 16 points and 11 rebounds from Marc Gasol.
Memphis has made 33 of its 60 shots and holds a 32-26 rebounding advantage.
Jason Thompson leads the Kings with 15 points and Tyreke Evans has 14 points.
The Kings are just 3-of-14 from the three-point line while the Grizzlies have made 6-of-11 threes.
Grizzlies 58, Kings 55
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - If the Kings can keep the Grizzlies from shooting above 50 percent, they would have a better chance of winning this game.
As it stands, the Kings are down only three in spite of the Memphis shooting 55.3 percent because they have scored 16 points off eight turnovers by the Grizzlies.
The Kings have also limited their turnovers (six) and shot 48.9 percent.
DeMarcus Cousins has 13 points while Marcus Thornton scored 11 in the first half for the Kings.
The Kings have 17 bench points and 13 fast break points.
Marc Gasol leads Memphis with 14 points and seven rebounds. Tony Allen has 12 points.
Grizzlies 26, Kings 25
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Kings led 17-11 before the Grizzlies used a 10-2 run to take the lead.
It was a rare good start for the Kings at FedExForum. The last time the Kings were here, they scored a season-low 69 points.
But even with the Grizzlies rallying the Kings are in a good spot to compete in this game.
Tyreke Evans led Sacramento with 10 points, missing only one of his six shots. Evans also grabbed three rebounds and had two assists.
The Kings, however, might want to figure out how to slow down Tony Allen. He's taking it to the Kigns again with 10 points and three rebounds to make up for a slow start from Marc Gasol (two points).