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Memphis’ 3rd-quarter run buries Sacramento

Player of the game: Memphis point guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 22 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 112-98 win over the Kings on Saturday at Golden 1 Center. Six Grizzlies scored in double figures as the team set a franchise record with 17 3-pointers.

Turning point: The Grizzlies opened the third quarter on a 20-6 run to lead 70-51.

X-factor: The Grizzlies aren’t known for their offense but broke the game open with the 3-point shot. JaMychal Green and Vince Carter made four 3-pointers each.

Injuries: The Kings’ Rudy Gay (strained right hip flexor) and Arron Afflalo (strained right elbow) were out. Ty Lawson suffered a sinus fracture after inadvertent head-to-head contact with Memphis guard Tony Allen.

Records: Kings 14-19; Grizzlies 22-14

Jason Jones

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