Wrapup DANIELS SCORES CAREER-BEST 31 TO LIFT GRIZZLIES OVER LAKERS
memphis, tenn.» Troy Daniels scored a career-high 31 points, and the Grizzlies held on for a 103-100 victory over the Lakers on Saturday night after Julius Randle missed all three free throws with 5.9 seconds left.
Daniels shot 12-of-23 from the field, including 6-of-12 from outside the arc. Marc Gasol had 19 points, while JaMychal Green finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds as Memphis won its second straight.
Lou Williams scored a seasonbest 40 points for the Lakers. Luol Deng added 18 and Timofy Mozgov finished with 13.
Memphis pulled away in a tight game with a 9-2 burst that erased a 95-94 Lakers lead in the final five minutes.
Williams converted a threepoint play with 51 seconds remaining to pull the Lakers within one possession, and they had a chance to tie when Gasol fouled Randle on a 3-point attempt.