FedExForum– The Bulls were playing without former Tiger Derrick Rose and Luol Deng.
The Grizzlies were still without Marc Gasol and Quincy Pondexter.
But in this Battle of the Bruises, Chicago won out, getting 26 points from Jimmy Butler and 21 from Carlos Boozer…forcing 20 Grizzlies turnovers on its way to a 95-91 win.
The Grizzlies used a 21-4 run to cut an 18-point Bulls lead down to one, but they could get no closer despite a huge stat line from Mike Conley…26 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.
The Grizz close out 2013 with a 13-17 record.