After a lackluster first half, the
Playing their second game on back-to-back nights, the Lakers fell behind by as many as 22 points before rallying to within three, 106-103, with 14.9 seconds left on a long
In the final moments,
Memphis shot 48.9% from the field and finished with an 11-rebound advantage, 45-34.
Lee led the Grizzlies with 18 points.
Both Gasol brothers notched double-doubles.
The Lakers shot 49.4% from the field and 53.6% from three-point range (15 of 28). Johnson and Farmar both hit four apiece.
Johnson also blocked four shots, but the Lakers' defense was otherwise porous in the first half, giving up 65 points. Memphis scored a more reasonable 43 points in the second half while the Lakers rallied for 57.
The Lakers (19-39) return home to play the
The Grizzlies (32-24) will next visit the
The Lakers rallied in the third quarter, producing a 17-4 run to get back into the game in Memphis after a poor first half.
The Grizzlies are shooting 51.4% from the field.
The Lakers improved their shooting to 49.1% from the field but have struggled handling the ball, committing 14 turnovers. The Grizzlies had six third-quarter turnovers and 10 for the game.
The Grizzlies had an easy half against the Lakers, taking a 19-point lead into the break.
The Lakers had 10 turnovers in the half while shooting 43.2% from the field.
Johnson also blocked four shots in 19 1/2 minutes, otherwise the Lakers didn't do much defensively.
As a team, the Lakers shot 56.3% from the field and 40% from three-point range (2 of 5) but turned the ball over six times.
Memphis had four scorers with five points each (
The Lakers (19-38) go from playing the defensive-minded
The ninth-place Grizzlies are making a playoff push while the Lakers are gaining in the
The Lakers will play without
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