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Gay, Mayo help Grizzlies beat Lakers 102-96

Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, battle for a rebound with Memphis Grizzlies center Marreese Speights during the first half of an NBA basketball game, March 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, battle for a rebound with Memphis Grizzlies center Marreese Speights during the first half of an NBA basketball game, March 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)
March 26, 2012
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LOS ANGELES—Rudy Gay scored 18 points and O.J. Mayo had 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, helping the Memphis Grizzlies avoid a winless road trip by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 102-96 on Sunday night.

Mike Conley added 13 points and Tony Allen had 12 for the Grizzlies, who squandered a 14-point third-quarter lead before pulling away in the fourth.

Andrew Bynum scored 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting to lead the Lakers. Kobe Bryant finished with 18 points after a slow start and Ramon Sessions also had 18 in his second start with Los Angeles. Pau Gasol had 16 points on just 4-of-15 shooting while adding 14 rebounds.

Mayo accounted for all the points during a 7-0 run in the fourth, during which the Grizzlies took an 89-76 lead.

Memphis bounced back from a 101-85 loss to the Clippers in the same building Saturday to head home with a 1-3 record on its West Coast trip.

The Grizzlies took their largest lead at 65-51 early in the third. The Lakers then came alive on the offensive end, scoring the next 15 points and going ahead 66-65 on Sessions' 3-pointer.

But the lead was short-lived as Memphis answered with an 8-0 run. Matt Barnes was whistled for a technical when he whipped the ball at Marc Gasol. Mayo hit the free throw and Hamed Haddadi made a short hook to make it 73-66.

Bryant wasn't involved in the offense early as the Lakers missed their first seven shots. He attempted just one shot in the opening nine minutes, missing a jumper, before hitting a 3-pointer from the wing for his first points.

Bryant later had a layup for his only other basket of the half, shooting 2 of 7. Gasol also struggled, missing his first four shots in going 2 of 10 at the break.

NOTES: The Lakers rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit in beating the Grizzlies 116-11 in double overtime March 13. . The Grizzlies avoided losing four straight on the road for the first time a six-game slide late in 2010. . Zach Randolph was playing his sixth game since returning from a torn knee ligament. He came off the bench against the Lakers after starting the three previous games.

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