The Lakers lost a close on Friday night, falling by three to the Memphis Grizzlies.
After giving up a 12-point first-half lead, the Lakers found themselves down six with about five minutes left, but
With the clock running down, instead of shooting, Bryant passed to Davis, who was fouled by Prince. Davis hit his first attempt but missed the second, giving the Grizzlies the ball with 2.1 seconds left on the clock, up 107-106.
Bryant got a shot off at the buzzer, but his three-point attempt didn't fall.
The Lakers shot 53.1% from the field. Memphis shot 48.8% but converted 21 of 31 free throws (67.7%). The Lakers made 14 of 19 attempts at the line (73.7%).
The Grizzlies were led by Conley with 19. Gasol had 18,
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The Grizzlies took the lead in the third quarter, out-scoring the Lakers 33-25.
The Grizzlies improved to 47.7% from the field; the Lakers hit 50.8%
The Lakers shot 53.7% from the field.
Memphis shot just 39.1% from the field, led by
Lakers 25 - Grizzlies 22 (end of first quarter)
Ed Davis, formerly with the Memphis Grizzlies, gave his former team a hard time for nine minutes in the first quarter on Friday.
Davis managed nine points with six rebounds and a block, making three of four attempts from both the field and the line.
The Lakers pushed ahead by as many as 10 points, but the Grizzlies closed the quarter well, inching to within three.
Mike Conley and
Kobe Bryant didn't score in just over 9 1/2 minutes, but dished three assists.
The Lakers shot 50.0% with five turnovers.
The Grizzlies have recently played without power forward
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