Grizz crush Lakers 102-90

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The Grizzlies handled business on the road, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 102-90.

The Grizzlies overcame a deficit after the first quarter, appearing stronger as the game wore on, eventually coasting to the big road win.

With their win, Memphis sits a half game behind the Dallas Mavericks and a full game in front of the Phoenix Suns as they push toward the playoffs.

Only Marc Gasol played more than 35 minutes (18 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals in 36 minutes), as the Grizzlies rested their lineup for most of the fourth quarter. Mike Conley (24 points, 8 assists) also played a strong game in LA.

The Grizzlies have a chance to clinch a playoff birth on Monday night in Phoenix against the Suns. If the Grizzlies beat the Suns, they're in, but can still finish higher in the standings.

If the Grizzlies lose in Phoenix, the Suns will still be in contention for the No. 8 seed.