Grizzlies Jump Back Into Playoff Position

Memphis, TN-. — Marc Gasol had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Mike Miller added 19 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies made a strong push in the third quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 117-95 on Friday night.

Tony Allen scored 15 points to help the Grizzlies preserve their playoff hopes.

Memphis entered the night trailing the Suns by a game for the Western Conference’s final postseason spot.

The Suns lost at San Antonio falling into a tie with Memphis for the final playoff spot, but Memphis owns the tiebreaker.

Nick Calathes added 12 points for Memphis, while Zach Randolph finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The won their 13th straight at home, matching the franchise record set last season.

Tony Wroten and Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 18 points apiece. Elliot Williams added 13 for Philadelphia, which lost its third straight and fifth in the last six.

–cbssports.com–

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