The Memphis Grizzlies were tired Saturday night, and the weariness manifested itself in some costly mistakes in the final minutes of Utah’s 90-84 win at EnergySolutions Arena. "That was a tough loss," Grizzly coach Lionel Hollins said. "We had crucial turnovers and we had nine points in the third quarter. We just didn’t make enough plays." The Grizzlies rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final three minutes and got as close as 87-84 before the Jazz’s Al Jefferson missed two free throws. Memphis went to hot-shooting Jerryd Bayless, but the Jazz double-teamed him at 3-point line and he threw the ball away with 38.4 seconds remaining. "We were down three and we tried to run a play to get the ball inside," Hollins said. "We didn’t need a 3; they had just missed two free throws. I probably should have called timeout. So I am kicking myself for that."
Grizzlies’ late rally falls short in 90-84 loss to Jazz
Salt Lake Tribune | Mar 17