Final Score: Lakers Win 107-100 over Grizzlies at home.
At Half Time: Lakers lead 48-47.
The game is witnessing swing of fortunes. The Grizzlies lead 59-57 in the third quarter. Kobe Bryant took over from this point and displayed his class to guide the Lakers. Bryant was quiet in the first half, having scored only 3 points. But he took his tally to 20 points.
Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers to their 15th win of the season with 22 points. LA outscored Memphis 26-22 in the final quarter.
At the end of first quarter: Scores tied 25-25.
The Los Angeles Lakers dominated in the early phase but couldn’t hold on to their lead. The Grizzlies came back sharply to level the scores at the end of the first quarter.
T. Allen scored 18 points for the Grizzlies. D’Angelo Russell led the Lakers with 11, and Jordan Clarkson added 7 to the tally. In an evenly poised encounter, the Lakers regained the lead at half time.
Will Kobe Bryant play against the Memphis Grizzlies? Bryant missed the last two games due to a sore shoulder and there were doubts over him being in the starting line-up ahead of the Grizzlies tie. Finally, Bryant returned in the Los Angeles Lakers starting line-up on Tuesday at home. Bryant, along with Jordan Clarkson guided the Lakers to win over Grizzlies 107-100.
“I just don’t have answers for you guys,” Scott said regarding Bryant’s chances, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. “I wish I did. I don’t know sometimes until game day. Or game time, really.”
The Grizzlies are currently fifth in the Western Conference despite injuries to few of their key players. The Grizzlies signed former Laker Jordan Farmer after losing Mike Conley to tendinitis in Achilles. The Grizzlies are currently 41-31 after loss against Lakers, according to Lakers Nation. The Lakers will be facing Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.