The Philadelphia 76ers somehow battled back from a 30-10 first quarter deficit to be down only five points at halftime against the Memphis Grizzlies. They couldn't hold their momentum any longer however, scoring just 34 points in the second half to lose their fourth straight game, 89-76.
The Grizzlies held the Sixers to just 36.5 percent shooting for the game. They also held a 47-36 advantage on the boards. Marc Gasol scored 15 points and hauled in 14 rebounds, and with three more assists he would have had a triple-double. Rudy Gay, Marreese Speights and O.J. Mayo also hit double-digit scoring. The 76ers' poor shooting was the team's biggest undoing, however.
The normally sharp Lou Williams went just 2-for-13 from the floor Tuesday. Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 22 points, but had none in the fourth quarter. Andre Iguodala scored 11 points but needed 14 field goal attempts to get there, and Thaddeus Young went 3-for-11 on the inside.
Unfortunately the upcoming schedule doesn't offer much reprieve. The Sixers have to go to Houston on Wednesday before finishing up their four-game road stand against an improving Detroit Pistons squad next Tuesday.
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