Rudy Gay scored 13 points in the first half to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 56-46 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers at halftime Sunday night at Staples Center. The Lakers have a two-game winning streak on the line and have beaten the Grizzlies in both of their prior matchups this season.
Andrew Bynum led all scorers with 16 points, making six of his eight field goal attempts. Pau Gasol had eight points and eight rebounds, but made just two of 10 shots from the field for the Lakers, who shot 38.5% (15 for 39) in the opening half. Ramon Sessions added 11 points and three assists for the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant had five points on 2-of-7 shooting for Los Angeles, who was outscored by Memphis 28-22 in the second quarter.
Mike Conely added 11 points and five assists for the Grizzlies in the first half. Hamed Haddadi had six points and five rebouunds off the bench for the Grizzlies, who shot 50% (24 for 48) in the opening half. Memphis has lost three straight games and five of their last six contests.
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