After taking a lead at 4-2 about two minutes into the game, Memphis (28-14) never trailed Friday. The Grizzlies' first-quarter lead opened as wide as 13 points at one point, and it only grew from there. Brooklyn (26-17) got no closer than nine points in the second quarter before the lead ballooned to 67-44 at the half.
The Grizzlies, who had seven players score in double figures Friday, amassed their 101 points in an unusual way. They shot 47 of 90 from the floor — that's 52 percent, again, on 90 attempts — and were just 3 of 8 from the free-throw line. To add to it, Memphis was also 4 of 9 on 3-point attempts, meaning it finished 43 of 81 from inside the arc.
Jerryd Bayless finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and eight assists off the bench for the Grizzlies.