As coach Stan Van Gundy put it, “it’s becoming some of the same old story all the time.” The Magic have fell into a nasty habit of digging themselves into a hole that they cannot get out of before the buzzer sounds. Such was the case in Monday night’s game in Memphis verses the Grizzles. The lapse on Orlando’s part permitted six Memphis players to score in double-digits and help their team win the game. The win put the Grizzlies above 0.500 for the first time since the third game this season. After a long and contested battle, the home team won it at a close 100-97 after regulation time. Odds.
The Grizzlies [25-24] have now won six of their last seven games. Coach Lionel Hollins simply encouraged them to take advantage of the Magic’s missing stride. Mike Conley was the first to comply. Following the request to be ore aggressive, he put up 26 points, 11 assists and 2 rebounds. It was the first time he had gotten over 20 points of 10 rebounds in the same game. Zach Randolph, who was awarded the title of player of the week for the Western Conference, had 10 points and 9 rebounds, while Marc Gasol contributed 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Scores.
The other three players that scored in double-digits were Rudy Gay [13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists], Sam Young [10 points, 1 rebound] and Darrell Arthur [14 points, 2rebounds, 1 assist]. Come the close of the fourth quarter, Memphis had shot 53 percent from the field and made 22 points on 19 Orlando turnovers. Las Vegas odds.
The Magic had a number of runs that put even put them in the lead at times, but they just couldn’t keep it up throughout the four quarters. While part of that might have had something to do with losing Brandon Bass in the third, it really came down to the fact that they came up short as time expired. For the best online betting information, www.scoresandodds.com is your number one source.