MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - Mike Conley scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies finally got a strong effort from their struggling bench to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers (1-6) with 28 points, but shot 10 of 26 from the field and surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek for the most missed field goals in an NBA career.
Reserve guard Beno Udrih had 16 points for Memphis. Courtney Lee scored 15 as six Grizzlies finished in double figures, including Zach Randolph with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer scored 20 points for the Lakers. Wesley Johnson added 15, while Jordan Hill had 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Memphis held a 17-point lead with 6:50 left and seemed in complete control. But the Lakers ran off 11 straight points and got within three on two occasions in the final 1:33.