The Grizzlies began a five-game road trip a bit wobbly. But they found their bearings late and earned a 91-87 comeback victory over the Utah Jazz Wednesday night in EnergySolutions Arena. The Western Conference worst Jazz were in control most of the night and looked as if they would upset a quality opponent at home for the first time since beating the Miami Heat on Feb. 8. The Griz wouldn’t hear of it. Down by as many as 16 points in the second half, the Griz closed with a strong defensive effort while Jazz crumbled down the stretch. Mike Miller tied the score at 84 with a corner 3-pointer with 2:58 left in the game. Miller later converted a technical free throw that gave the Grizzlies their first lead since 11:10 remained in the first quarter. Zach Randolph and Mike Conley added clutch baskets as the Griz finished the game on a 14-3 run after trailing by five with four minutes left. Miller’s 3-pointer cut the Grizzlies’ deficit to 78-75 — the closest the Griz had been since late in the opening period. Memphis reeled in Utah with a defensive effort that didn’t allow a field goal for slightly more than four minutes.
Grizzlies rally, beat Jazz
Memphis Commercial Appeal | Mar 27