Eighth-seeded Memphis beats No. 1-seeded Jazz in sequence opener

Dillon Brooks had 31 factors and 7 rebounds and the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies beat the top-seeded Utah Jazz 112-109 within the opening sport of their first-round playoff sequence

SALT LAKE CITY — Dillon Brooks had 31 factors and 7 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Utah Jazz 112-109 Sunday evening within the opening sport of their first-round playoff sequence.

The eighth-seeded Grizzlies put the Western Convention top-seeded Jazz in an early gap. Recreation 2 of the sequence in Wednesday evening.

Brooks set a single-game franchise scoring document for a Memphis participant making their NBA playoff debut, surpassing the 24 factors scored by Marc Gasol towards San Antonio on April 17, 2011.

Ja Morant added 26 factors. Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 15 factors and 12 rebounds, and Kyle Anderson added 14 factors.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 of his 29 factors within the fourth quarter to guide the Jazz. Mike Conley had 22 factors, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds. Rudy Gobert added 15 rebounds and 11 factors, and Derrick Favors completed with 12 factors and 11 rebounds.

Bogdanovic hit 5 free throws within the remaining minute to assist Utah lower Memphis’ result in 110-109 with 6.4 seconds left. Brooks made a layup on the different finish, and Bogdanovic missed a 3-point strive with 1.9 seconds left that will have compelled time beyond regulation.

Donovan Mitchell was a late scratch from the lineup whereas rehabbing his sprained proper ankle. He has not appeared in a sport for the Jazz since April 16.

The Jazz struggled to generate constant offense in his absence. Utah shot simply 12 of 47 from 3-point vary.

Utah lower a double-digit deficit to 60-59 following a layup by Bogdanovic. Then, Brooks took over. He scored 14 factors on 7-of-10 taking pictures within the third quarter. Brooks capped off his scoring flurry with back-to-back baskets that prolonged the Grizzlies’ result in 78-68.

Memphis led by as many as 17 factors within the fourth, going up 94-77 on a jumper from Tyus Jones, earlier than the Jazz rallied late.

Utah skilled a dry spell on offense by way of a lot of the primary quarter. The Jazz made a single basket over a seven-minute stretch whereas committing six turnovers. The Jazz dedicated eight whole turnovers within the quarter.

Memphis went forward 17-14 on a three-point play by Dillon Brooks, however couldn’t achieve additional floor towards the Jazz protection.

The Grizzlies missed 14 straight pictures over a seven-minute stretch spanning the primary and second quarters. It opened the door for Utah’s 15-0 run, highlighted by back-to-back baskets by Gobert for a 29-17 lead.

Memphis answered with a 31-7 run, beginning late within the second quarter and went forward 53-43 early within the third. Brooks and Morant mixed for six baskets and 17 factors to gasoline the spurt.


Grizzlies: Anderson grabbed a career-high six steals, setting a single-game franchise playoff document. … The Grizzlies outscore Utah 62-42 within the paint. … Memphis introduced on Sunday it is going to improve capability inside FedEx Discussion board from 40% to 55% for the primary spherical of the NBA Playoffs.

Jazz: Favors matched his season excessive with 4 blocks. … Clarkson went 0 of 8 from 3-point vary, snapping a streak of 94 video games making no less than one 3-pointer. … Gobert fouled out with 4:25 remaining. … Utah didn’t commit a turnover within the fourth quarter.


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