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Ten quick tidbits on the Grizzlies’ 112-103 bounce-back win at the Pacers on Thursday.
1. The Grizzlies had seven players in double figures, led by Marc Gasol with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists. The others: Mike Conley (13), Beno Udrih (13), Jeff Green (12), Zach Randolph (11), Courtney Lee (10) and Matt Barnes (10).
2. Conley had his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 assists. He also chipped in four rebounds and two steals.
3. The Grizzlies improved drastically on offense. They shot 50 percent from the field (41-of-82) and shot 43.8 percent from three (7-of-16).
4. The Grizzlies’ stingy defense was in full effect with a season-high 12 steals — lead by the Nasty Boys, Tony Allen (4) and Barnes (3).
5. Impressively, the Grizzlies easily won the points in the paint battle, 48-26.
6. The bench outscored the Pacers 49-41. That’s a stark contrast to the bench’s performance in the first game of the season against the Cavaliers.
7. Green scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter. He was 5-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 on threes.
8. Barnes came out of his funk and did what he was brought to Memphis to do as a 3-and-D player. He was 3-of-6 on threes.
9. The Grizzlies scored 39 points in the fourth quarter and were 15-of-20 (for 75.0 percent) from the field.
10. Finally, the Grizzlies are 106-12 in the last four years when they score 100 points, according to coach Dave Joerger. So when they score 100 points, a win is likely inevitable.
Up Next: The Grizzlies host the Nets at the Grindhouse on Saturday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. CST.
Sharon Brown covers the Grizzlies and NBA for Amico Hoops. Twitter: FoxxyShyD.