Grizzlies hold on against Thunder


Posted at Jan 15 2014 01:30 PM | Updated as of Jan 15 2014 09:30 PM

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (21) guards Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second quarter at FedExForum. Photo by Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

The Memphis Grizzlies overcame 37 points from Kevin Durant and held on for a hard-fought victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.

Courtney Lee led Memphis with a season-high 24 points.

Power forward Zach Randolph scored 23 with 13 rebounds and the Grizzlies got a boost from All-Star center Marc Gasol, who started after missing 23 games and almost eight weeks with a knee injury and finished with 12 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes.

Memphis The Grizzlies (18-19) went 10-13 during his absence.

The Thunder (28-10) lost for the fifth time in their last eight games as they continue to toil without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook.