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Brooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers 123-114

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers had won four straight games behind a stalwart defense. It didn't come with them to Memphis.

The Grizzlies shot 51 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range, and eight Memphis players reached double figures in a 123-114 victory over the Lakers on Monday.

''We let them move the ball wherever they wanted,'' said Lakers coach Luke Walton, whose team had limited opponents to an average of 95.3 points during the winning streak. ''... They just didn't feel us. That's not how we've been playing defense over this stretch.''

Dillon Brooks matched his season best with 19 points while Marc Gasol had 17 points and seven rebounds for Memphis. Tyreke Evans had 15 points and 12 assists. Wayne Selden and James Ennis III added 13 points each.

Brooks converted his first four shots, starting with a pair of 3-pointers. The Grizzlies kept hitting shots into the third, making 12 of 23 to build a 97-77 entering the fourth.

''I just felt confident in my shot,'' said Brooks, who finished 6 of 8 from the field, including 4 of 5 from outside the arc. ''... Coach (J.B. Bickerstaff) has been stressing shoot and shoot with confidence. Once the first shot went in, I felt good.''

The Lakers were without Lonzo Ball, who injured his left knee in Saturday's overtime win at Dallas, and Brandon Ingram also didn't play because of a left ankle sprain.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Los Angeles with 27 points, while Kyle Kuzma finished with 18. Josh Hart had 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter when the Lakers cut a 20-point lead down to single-digits in the final minutes.

''We weren't aggressive on defense,'' Caldwell-Pope said. ''We weren't helping each other. ... We couldn't get stops.''

TIP-INS

Lakers: Los Angeles signed G Gary Payton II to a two-way contract. He appeared in 12 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, six of them starts, averaging 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds. He scored four points in 12 minutes against Memphis. ... The Lakers have lost seven straight road games in the series, and their last win in Memphis was in December 2013.

Grizzlies: This was the 16th annual game for the Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Day. King was killed on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel a short distance from FedExForum. ... The Grizzlies are now 7-9 on games surrounding MLK festivities. ... The Grizzlies honored former NBA players Sam Perkins, James Worthy and Anfernee `Penny' Hardaway, along with WNBA player Swin Cash with the 13th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Awards. ... F Deyonta David recorded his third block - a career-best - in the second quarter. He ended the night with five.

REMEMBERING MLK

As it does annually, the game brings out thoughts from coaches about the importance of playing on the Martin Luther King holiday.

''It's an absolute honor,'' Walton said, adding of King: ''What really separates him, is he really emphasized doing it through a peaceful manner.''

Bickerstaff, Memphis' interim coach, said it is a matter of recognizing the price paid by others in the fight to reach where players are today.

''When you have this opportunity to pay that respect, you do this job with the best of your ability and you give everything you've got in honor of those who had to fight those fights for you,'' Bickerstaff said.

NO LONZO

Ball said he must wait until he can run better and swelling goes down. When asked if he thought he might be able to test it in the next day or so, he replied: ''If it's like today, probably not.''

UP NEXT

Lakers: Close out a three-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.

Grizzlies: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
K. Kuzma
0 PF
M. Gasol
33 C
34.6 Min. Per Game 34.6
18.5 Pts. Per Game 18.5
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
8.6 Reb. Per Game 8.6
46.0 Field Goal % 41.8
46.3 Three Point % 41.7
73.8 Free Throw % 83.6
  Defensive rebound by JaMychal Green 0:00
  Josh Hart missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:02
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:05
  Defensive rebound by Dillon Brooks 0:26
  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed layup 0:30
  Defensive rebound by Kyle Kuzma 0:34
  Tyreke Evans missed dunk, blocked by Larry Nance Jr. 0:34
  Offensive rebound by Tyreke Evans 0:35
  Tyreke Evans missed driving layup 0:37
+ 2 Kyle Kuzma made reverse layup 1:00
+ 1 JaMychal Green made free throw 1:11
Team Stats
Points 114 123
Field Goals 38-96 (39.6%) 42-82 (51.2%)
3-Pointers 12-35 (34.3%) 10-22 (45.5%)
Free Throws 26-31 (83.9%) 29-34 (85.3%)
Total Rebounds 54 54
Offensive 12 6
Defensive 32 42
Team 10 6
Assists 25 24
Steals 11 8
Blocks 8 8
Turnovers 13 18
Fouls 24 26
Technicals 0 0
27 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
15 PTS, 9 REB, 12 AST
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away team logo Lakers 15-28 27232737114
home team logo Grizzlies 14-28 34263726123
Team Stats
away team logo Lakers 15-28 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Grizzlies 14-28 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Caldwell-Pope SG 13.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 2.2 APG 42.6 FG%
D. Brooks SF 11.0 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.6 APG 44.0 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Caldwell-Pope SG 27 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
D. Brooks SF 19 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
39.6 FG% 51.2
34.3 3PT FG% 45.5
83.9 FT% 85.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Caldwell-Pope 33 27 7 3 2 0 3 2 8/16 6/10 5/5 0 7 39 -1
J. Hart 31 16 3 1 1 1 0 1 5/10 2/6 4/4 0 3 23 +1
J. Randle 21 9 8 1 1 1 1 2 2/7 0/2 5/5 4 4 20 -7
T. Ennis 17 6 2 3 0 1 0 1 3/6 0/1 0/0 0 2 15 -4
B. Lopez 19 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 2/7 0/3 1/3 0 1 11 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Caldwell-Pope 33 27 7 3 2 0 3 2 8/16 6/10 5/5 0 7 39 -1
J. Hart 31 16 3 1 1 1 0 1 5/10 2/6 4/4 0 3 23 +1
J. Randle 21 9 8 1 1 1 1 2 2/7 0/2 5/5 4 4 20 -7
T. Ennis 17 6 2 3 0 1 0 1 3/6 0/1 0/0 0 2 15 -4
B. Lopez 19 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 2/7 0/3 1/3 0 1 11 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Kuzma 28 18 7 5 2 0 3 3 6/16 4/8 2/2 1 6 34 -3
L. Nance Jr. 26 15 11 0 3 3 2 3 6/9 0/0 3/4 4 7 30 -2
J. Clarkson 16 9 2 4 0 0 2 1 2/13 0/2 5/6 1 1 17 -10
G. Payton II 12 4 0 4 0 2 0 4 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 0 14 +11
A. Caruso 13 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 2/4 0/1 0/0 1 0 6 -15
C. Brewer 19 1 2 1 1 0 1 3 0/5 0/2 1/2 1 1 5 -9
B. Ingram - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bryant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Zubac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Ball - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 114 44 25 11 8 13 24 38/96 12/35 26/31 12 32 214 -45
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Brooks 26 19 4 2 0 0 2 5 6/8 4/5 3/4 1 3 25 -11
M. Gasol 34 17 7 4 1 1 4 3 6/14 0/2 5/5 0 7 30 +6
T. Evans 35 15 9 12 1 0 2 2 7/15 1/4 0/0 2 7 47 0
J. Green 27 11 9 1 0 0 0 4 4/8 1/2 2/3 1 8 22 -2
A. Harrison 26 8 3 3 0 0 3 3 3/7 1/2 1/1 0 3 14 +3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Brooks 26 19 4 2 0 0 2 5 6/8 4/5 3/4 1 3 25 -11
M. Gasol 34 17 7 4 1 1 4 3 6/14 0/2 5/5 0 7 30 +6
T. Evans 35 15 9 12 1 0 2 2 7/15 1/4 0/0 2 7 47 0
J. Green 27 11 9 1 0 0 0 4 4/8 1/2 2/3 1 8 22 -2
A. Harrison 26 8 3 3 0 0 3 3 3/7 1/2 1/1 0 3 14 +3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Ennis III 21 13 3 0 2 2 1 2 4/6 1/2 4/4 0 3 19 +20
W. Selden Jr. 13 13 1 1 2 0 2 1 3/6 1/2 6/7 0 1 16 +3
J. Martin 20 10 3 0 0 0 2 3 4/5 0/0 2/4 0 3 11 +11
D. Davis 13 10 5 0 0 5 1 1 4/5 0/0 2/2 2 3 19 +3
M. Chalmers 19 7 4 1 2 0 1 2 1/8 1/3 4/4 0 4 14 +12
M. Conley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Henry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. McLemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Rabb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 123 48 24 8 8 18 26 42/82 10/22 29/34 6 42 217 +45