The Memphis Grizzlies treated the Philadelphia 76ers to a 104-90 blowout Tuesday night and pushed the Sixers to a 1-29 start in the current season, the worst start after 30 games in any year in NBA history.
Marc Gasol led the way for the Grizzlies with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists but as expected, it was the Sixers’ lack of composure and talent that led them to their 11th consecutive loss. Philadelphia had 28 turnovers for the game, which Memphis convereted to 36 easy points.
The Sixers started the season at 0-18 before winning against the equally hopeless Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 1, but it appears they are due for another long losing streak in the next two weeks. Philadelphia will start a long six-game road trip on Wednesday, when they face the Milwaukee Bucks and will have the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers on schedule.
A total of five Grizzlies ended up in double figure scoring. Matt Barnes posted a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds while Mike Conley had 18 points and 6 assists and Courtney Lee had 15 points. Zach Randolph had 14 points off the bench and appears getting comfortable in a reserve role for the Grizzlies, who has bounced back with back-to-back wins after losing four their previous five games.
Memphis continues a three-game road trip with games against the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.