W's blow fourth-quarter lead, fall in Memphis

April 4, 2012, 2:23 am
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Grizzlies 98, Warriors 94Player of the game: O.J. Mayo came off the bench to score 19 points to lead the Grizzlies to a victory. It was the Grizzlies fourth win of the season over Golden State, sweeping the series.For the Warriors, it was their sixth consecutive loss, which is a season-high losing streak on the season.Key stretch: The Warriors led 86-74 with nine-plus minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies ripped off 13 consecutive points to take the lead. Mayo had six points during the run.Conley returns: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley missed Monday nights game with a sprained right ankle, but the Warriors werent so lucky Tuesday. Conley returned to the starting lineup against Golden State and was ridiculously efficient.Lee again: The Warriors led 24-20 after one period, and Lee was the player who most helped them get there. Lee had 10 points and four rebounds in the first quarter, and the Warriors seemed to make a conscientious effort to get him the ball as much as possible.That continued in the second quarter after Lee had gotten a little rest. Lee finished the first half with 14 points on 6-for-12 shooting and six rebounds.Lee finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.Bench contributes: The Warriors substitutes also contributed in the first half and were a big reason Golden State had the lead for much of it. The Warriors went into halftime tied 50-50 with the Grizzlies and their bench had 27 of those points.Brandon Rush and Nate Robinson had eight points each, and Richard Jefferson had seven points.No Gladness: Warriors center Mickell Gladness missed his second consecutive game because he was attending to family matters. Gladness was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the Warriors, and then was eventually signed for the rest of the regular season.

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