Tuesday , Dec , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – December 21

=== Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – December 21 ===

(Sports Network) – Shane Battier scored 17 points off the bench, Pau Gasol
had 14 points with 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Lakers for
the first time ever in Los Angeles, 82-72, on Monday at the Staples Center.

Jason Williams added 12 points in the win, the Grizzlies’ third straight
overall and their first in 18 franchise games against the Lakers in LA.

Memphis shot just 37 percent from the floor, but the Lakers couldn’t even
match that. They scored a franchise-record-low 24 points in the second half
after leading 48-44 after two quarters.

The Vancouver Grizzlies were 0-12 against the Lakers in LA; the Memphis
Grizzlies entered 0-6 there prior to last night’s contest.

Battier has scored in double-digits in six games this season. He is averaging
7.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 25 games.

The Grizzlies are off until Wednesday when they visit Jason Richardson and the
Golden State Warriors. It will be the third meeting of the season between the
two teams. The Grizzlies have won both contests, winning once at home and once
on the road.