116-110. Brooks leads Grizzlies comeback and knock Kings out of playoffs

Memphis (USA), May 13 (EFE) .- Forward Dillon Brooks scored 30 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a final streak that allowed them to complete the comeback in the duel against the Sacramento Kings, who won 116- 110, in the first of the two consecutive games to be played.

However, the victory left the second game without much interest on the part of the Kings, as they were already eliminated from the fight for the last place of the entry tournament to the Western Conference playoffs, which was secured by the San Antonio Spurs, although also they lost 102-98 on the road to the New York Knicks.

Center Jonas Valanciunas was once again the best in the Grizzlies’ inside game with a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds.

While forward Kyle Anderson added 14 points and point guard Ja Morant had 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, which also helped the victory of the Grizzlies, who already had a place in the Western Conference playoff entry tournament. with the ninth place, which they maintain.

Forward Justin James, who came out of reserve, scored 31 points, his best mark as a professional, and was the leader of the Kings attack, while power forward Chimezie Metu added 17 points and was key along with James to help the Kings, who had won six of their previous seven, to build a fourth-quarter lead.

Bahamian guard Buddy Hield and forward Terence Davis each scored 16 points, and guard Delon Wright had 15 points with eight assists that also did not prevent the defeat of the Kings and their elimination from the playoffa.

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