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Lakers lose to Grizzlies in a close game

Los Lakers no pudieron contra los Grizzlies

Anoche los Memphis Grizzlies cerraron un partido de codo a codo en Staples Center derrotando a los Lakers, 89-86, por la increíble actuación de Zach Randolph.

“Se siente bien, sobre todo siendo nuestra primera victoria como visitante de la temporada,” dijo Randolph. “Habíamos estado arriba y abajo e inconsistente, pero es bueno conseguir una victoria y seguir en pie desde aquí.”

Después que Jodie Meeks conectó un triple para los lakers y estando solo a cuatro puntos para alcanzarlos 85 a 81 con sólo  01:20 minutos, Randolph fue capaz de sellar el partido en 16.4 segundos del final. Randolph corrió al rededor de Jordan Hill y anoto, dándoles a  los Grizzlies 3 puntos de ventaja.

Steve Blake trató de empatar el juego pero su intento  falló.Randolph tiró un par de tiros libres acabando el  juego con 28 puntos.

Los Lakers tuvieron un último intento cuando Nick Young recibió una falta en un intento de tres puntos con 6.5 segundos del juego. Young anotó los dos primeros en la línea, pero no el tercero. Los Grizzlies fueron capaces de tomar el rebote y dejaron correr el reloj.

“Esperemos aprender de las experiencias en estas situaciones y poder crecer a partir de eso,” dijo Blake. “Ver el video y entender que esas son las cosas que hacen un gran impacto en el juego.”

El equipo anotó  un 43.8 percent desde el campo y 41.7 percent desde la línea de tres puntos. Jodie Meeks lideró a los Lakers con 25 puntos en 10 de sus 16 tiros.

Young anotó 18 puntos. Pau Gasol anotó un doble-doble con 10 puntos y 13 rebotes.

“Jugamos un juego duro,” dijo Gasol. “Estábamos allí todo el tiempo, y al final nos llevaron a una cerca. Así que no hay mucho que hacer contra este equipo o contra cualquier otro equipo. Simplemente jugar duro como lo hicimos esta noche, y espero que sea suficiente para conseguir una victoria [y avanzar] .”

Randolph también tuvo un doble-doble. Marc Gasol se acercó a un triple-doble con 18 puntos, ocho rebotes y ocho asistencias. Los Grizzlies anotaron un 43.5 percent desde el campo, pero sólo el 7.7 percent de la línea de tres puntos.

Los Lakers perdieron cinco puntos en la línea de tiros libres (6-11), mientras que Memphis anotó todos sus 14 intentos.

Los Lakers jugaran contra los Pistons de Detroit este domingo en el Staples Center.

ENGLISH

The Lakers were no match for the Grizzlies.

Last night the Memphis Grizzlies clinched a close match at the Staples Center, defeating the Lakers, 89-86, thanks largely to the incredible performance of Zach Randolph .

“It feels good, especially being our first road win of the season,” Randolph said. “We had been up and down and inconsistent, but it’s good to get a win and go on from here. ”

After Jodie Meeks hit a three-pointer, the Lakers were only four points behind the Grizzlies, 85-81 with only 1:20 minutes.

Randolph was able to seal the match with 16.4 seconds left, going around Jordan Hill to score, giving the Grizzlies three points.

Steve Blake tried to tie the game but his attempt failed. Randolph threw a pair of free throws, finishing the game with 28 points.

The Lakers had one last try when Nick Young was fouled on a three-point attempt with 6.5 seconds left in the game. Young scored the first two on the line, but not the third. The Grizzlies were then able to take the rebound and let the clock run out.

“We hope to learn from the experiences in these situations and grow from that,” Blake said after the game. “Watch the video and understand that these are the things that make a big impact on the game.”

The Lakers scored 43.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from the three-point line. Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 25 points, hitting 10 of his 16 shots.

Nick Young scored 18 points and Pau Gasol scored a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

“We played a tough game,” Gasol said. “We were there the whole time, but eventually they led us to a fence. So there is not much to do against this team or against any other team. Simply play hard like we did tonight and hope it’s enough to get a win.”

Randolph also had a double-double . Marc Gasol approached a triple -double with 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

The Grizzlies scored 43.5 percent from the field, but only 7.7 percent from the three-point line.

The Lakers lost five points from the free throw line (6-11 ), while Memphis scored on all of its 14 attempts.

The Lakers next game is against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at the Staples Center.


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