Grizzlies rout Joel Embiid-less 76ers


Dillon Brooks #24 and Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies embrace throughout motion in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers within the third quarter on the Wells Fargo Heart on April 4, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Photographs/AFP (Photograph by Mitchell Leff / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Photographs by way of AFP)

Dillon Brooks recorded 17 factors to guide seven gamers in double-digit scoring because the visiting Memphis Grizzlies breezed to a 116-100 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

Jonas Valanciunas collected 16 factors and 12 rebounds to notch his career-high-tying tenth consecutive double-double for the Grizzlies, who erupted for 45 factors within the third quarter. Memphis, which has received three of its previous 4 video games general, accomplished a season sweep of Philadelphia after posting a 106-104 win over the 76ers on Jan. 16.

Brandon Clarke and Grayson Allen every scored 15 factors, De’Anthony Melton and Desmond Bane every had 14 and Kyle Anderson chipped in with 10.

Allen and Melton every drained 4 3-pointers for Memphis, which linked on 16 of 38 pictures from past the arc. That show got here two days after the Grizzlies made 19 of 39 from 3-point vary in a 120-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Tobias Harris scored 21 factors, 13 within the first half, and Shake Milton added 14 off the bench for Philadelphia, which performed with out Joel Embiid. The four-time All-Star middle was given the night time off after he returned from a 10-game absence as a consequence of a bone bruise in his left knee through the 76ers’ 122-113 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

Anderson drained a 3-pointer and Allen linked from past the arc on three events throughout a 65-second span as Memphis scored 14 of the primary 18 factors of the third quarter to take a 66-46 benefit.

The 76ers made a quick run to trim their deficit to fifteen earlier than the Grizzlies kicked it up a notch. Melton, Bane and Tyus Jones every drained a 3-pointer to energy Memphis to a 97-71 lead after three quarters.

The sizable benefit allowed the Grizzlies to beat being outscored 29-19 within the fourth quarter.

Memphis claimed a 29-22 lead after the primary quarter and pushed the benefit to 38-25 after Anderson’s floating jumper with 8:43 remaining within the second. Brooks transformed a uncommon four-point play later within the quarter to assist the Grizzlies seize a 52-42 lead at intermission.


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