Lee leads 5 in double figures, Grizzlies beat Bucks 96-83

Lee leads 5 in double figures, Grizzlies beat Bucks 96-83

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - Courtney Lee scored 17 points, Jeff Green and Zach Randolph added 15 apiece, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-83 on Saturday night.

Beno Udrih, starting in place of the injured Mike Conley, had 14 points as Memphis ended a two-game losing streak. Marc Gasol finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 19 points, shooting 7 of 10. Khris Middleton finished with 17, while Zaza Pachulia scored 14. Ersan Ilyasova added 12 for Milwaukee, which lost its second straight and ninth in the last 12.

Memphis went 8 of 14 from 3-point range, with Vince Carter and Lee each making two.

Memphis outscored the Bucks 44-36 in the paint, while shooting 47 percent compared to 42 percent for Milwaukee. The Bucks also were just 18 of 27 from the free throw line.

The Bucks hit six of their first seven shots and built an early 10-point lead. But Milwaukee then settled into some shooting struggles, allowing Memphis to build its own lead to 13.

That helped give the Grizzlies a 49-42 lead at the break behind 10 points from Green.

Antetokounmpo already had 13 and a couple of 3-pointers from Ilyasova gave him 10 points at the break.

Showing some of the energy that has been missing in recent weeks, the Grizzlies pushed the lead to 17 in the third quarter before carrying a 78-61 advantage into the fourth.

Milwaukee only got the advantage under double digits once in the fourth quarter.



Bucks: Milwaukee has lost eight straight road games. . Milwaukee forced 15 Memphis turnovers. The Bucks are the only team in the league to force at least 10 turnovers in every game this season. . Starting guard Michael Carter-Williams was a late scratch with a sore ankle that he was unable to get loose during warmups. . Middleton has reached double figures in 19 straight games.

Grizzlies: Gasol played 34 minutes, moving him past older brother Pau Gasol for third in franchise history for total minutes played. . Coach Dave Joerger has won 95 games, moving him past Mike Fratello for second in coaching wins. . Memphis recorded its 12th sellout of the season. . The Grizzlies are 11-1 against the Eastern Conference at home.


Bucks: Visit New Orleans on Tuesday

Grizzlies: Host Denver on Monday night.

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