Some Nets' mistakes down the stretch --and clutch play by the Grizzlies-- sent New Jersey down to their seventh straight defeat at Prudential Center Wednesday. The game was close throughout until the last three minutes. The two teams were tied at 92 with 3:18 left, but the Grizzlies outscored the Nets 13-8 over the final stretch to clinch it.
Mike Conley, Tony Allen and Rudy Gay dominated in the last few minutes, with the Grizzlies athletic point guard scoring four points and handing out two assists in the last three minutes. But the Nets helped with four crucial turnovers, two each by Deron Williams and Marshon Brooks. For the game, Brooks had six turnovers and Williams four.
In the first half the Nets played some of their best offensive basketball of the season, scoring 55 points, led by Deron Williams 20, but stalled in the second as Memphis picked up the pace. D-Will scored only six points the rest of the game and none in the fourth.
Gay scored 25 points and Allen matched his season high with 21. Marreese Speights added a season-high 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds as the Nets were unable to block him out. It was a Speights tip with 1:01 left that put the Grizzlies up by six. Brooks wound up with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting (2-for-3 from deep) but his rust continued to show on defense and in ball-handling. Anthony Morrow played well late, finishing with 17. Shelden Williams recorded his first double-double of the season.
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Gay has 25, Allen 21 to help Grizzlies beat Nets - Tom Canavan - AP
Notebook: Grizzlies 105, Nets 100 - Abe Schwadron - NBA.com
- Williams, Nets find no Lin-spiration in loss vs. Grizzlies - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Williams has a brief scare as Nets fall to Grizzlies - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Farmar is sore, but hopes to play against Pacers - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Whitney Houston's famed national anthem played before Nets game - Brent Johnson - Star-Ledger
- Nets fade in fourth, drop seventh straight - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Deron no fan of Jeremy hype - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Nets’ Morrow qualifies for All-Star 3-point shootout - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 105, Nets 100 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
D-Will stews as Nets lose seventh straight - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Nets fall to Grizzlies for seventh straight loss - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Vasquez: Nets pinning hopes on Lopez's return - Andy Vasquez - The Record
Anthony Morrow picked to shoot threes - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Nets a penny stock next to blue chip Linsanity - John Brennan - The Record
- Post Game Plus (Video) - Nancy Newman - YES Network
- From the Booth (Video) - Ian Eagle & Mike Fratello - YES Network
- Deron Williams Interview (Video) - YES Network
- Avery Johsnon Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
Rudy Gay scores 25, Tony Allen 21 to help Memphis Grizzlies beat New Jersey Nets, 105-100 - Ron Tillery - Memphis Commercial Appeal