…To call this a game would be a disservice to every member of the Grizzlies. This was an onslaught from the get-go. The Celtics never lead in this game once. With 5:52 left in the first quarter, the Celtics trailed 11-7. That would be the closest they got the rest of the game, as the Grizzlies then went on 16-5 run and lead by 15 at the end of the first quarter. The Celtics never got closer than 14 points behind and trailed by as many as 29 points late in the fourth quarter.
“I think it speaks for itself,” said Kevin Garnett who finished with a dismal six points and seven rebounds. “They came in and just totally annihilated us, nothing to it.”
Perhaps that is the scariest part about it. There really was nothing to it. The Grizzlies came in disrobed the Celtics on their home court. Fitting actually, because with the way the team has been performing lately no player deserves to wear that jersey.
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay led a potent Memphis attack with 28 points, as the Grizzlies' ran their road winning streak to seven games with a convincing 111-91 win over the Celtics.
O.J. Mayo notched 17 points, and Marcus Williams scored 16 off the bench. Zach Randolph returned from a stiff back to add 13 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis, which is riding the longest road winning streak in franchise history and has won four of five overall.
Memphis rolled to a 27-12 lead after 12 minutes and were up 20, 33-13, in the early going of the second after opening with a 6-1 spurt.
The Grizzlies kept pouring it on, as Mike Conley's three-pointer and a Mayo reverse layup to follow made it 43-22 with 5 1/2 minutes left. The margin at halftime saw the Grizzlies' ahead 55-33.
Boston got its offense on track in the third quarter, nearly matching the output for the first half with a 30-point frame. The C's used a quick 9-0 burst to get within 14 on a Pierce three at the seven-minute mark, but Memphis' lead remained in double digits, 82-63, beginning the final period.
Memphis shot 55 percent from the floor compared with Boston's 43.8-percent effort...The Grizzlies halted a six-game losing streak in this series. Memphis last defeated the Celtics on December 6, 2006...Michael Finley scored 10 points in his second game with the Celtics. Kevin Garnett was 3-of-9 from the field for six points and added seven boards, while Nate Robinson was scoreless in nearly 15 minutes off the bench...Conley had 12 points, Young scored 11 and Marc Gasol secured 10 boards with seven points and five assists in the win...The Grizzlies' last road loss came at Minnesota on February 6.