Lance Stephenson has Career Night


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A ragtag cast ofMemphis Grizzlies used several career-best performances to make up for lost players and live up to the team’s reputation for toughness.


Led by Lance Stephenson’s career-high 33 points, the first triple-double of Matt Barnes’ career and a point guard signed out of the D-League on a 10-day contract earlier in the day, Memphis went to overtime before defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 121-114 on Friday night.


Barnes recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while JaMychal Green also had a career-high 21 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Rookie point guard Briante Weber added 10 points and seven assists in 40 minutes.



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