Jeff Green has big 4th, Grizzlies beat Magic 106-96
National Basketball Association
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Green had 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Orlando Magic 106-96 on Friday night.
Zach Randolph added 18 points, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 16 rebounds to help the Grizzlies win their third straight.
Memphis took an 11-point lead in the opening minutes of the final period. Orlando cut it to four points with just over a minute to play, but Green gave the Grizzlies some breathing room with back-to-back dunks.
Memphis played for the first time this season without starting point guard Mike Conley, who sat with a sprained right ankle.
Elfrid Payton led the Magic with career highs of 22 points and 12 assists.