Grizzlies build early lead and defeat Nets 101-77

Grizzlies build early lead and defeat Nets 101-77
January 25, 2013, 10:32 pm
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MEMPHIS, TN - JANUARY 25: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots against Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets on January 25, 2013 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 30-point lead in the second half en route to a 101-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

Gasol was 10 of 15 from the field, all of his points coming in the first half, as Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, won for the fourth time in the past five games.

Mike Conley made six of seven shots, including 2 of 3 outside the arc, for 14 points, while Zach Randolph had 12 points and matched Gasol's nine rebounds.

Rudy Gay, Jerryd Bayless and Tony Wroten scored 11 apiece, while Chris Johnson, on a 10-day contract with Memphis, had 10 points.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points, while Deron Williams scored 12, adding six assists. Joe Johnson and Reggie Evans scored 11 points each, with Evans grabbing 10 rebounds.