It was hard to not draw parallels to Nov. 13 in Memphis when the Grizzlies went up 21 points, only to see that deficit dwindle to 79-76 when Ben McLemore hit a free throw with 6:26 to play.

But while that night saw Grizzlies come back to win 111-110 on a Courtney Lee game winner the Kings protested (saying the shot came after time expired), there would be no late drama this time around.

Memphis went on a 19-6 run with Marc Gasol scoring 10 of his 18 points, including going 6 of 6 from the free throw line.

The cliche is that in the NBA, everybody makes a run; it's all about how a team responds.

The Kings made theirs and the Grizzlies responded in impressive fashion, following up an offensive outburst set off by Zach Randolph -- 22 points and 12 rebounds in taking advantage of DeMarcus Cousin's absence -- limiting Sacramento to three field goals in the last 6:54.

Randolph was the catalyst with his 11th double-double, but the Grizzlies flexed their balance as all five starters had at least 10 points, including Tony Allen, who had a season-high 13.