Grizzlies hand Lakers third straight loss

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Feb 27 2014 03:14 PM | Updated as of Feb 27 2014 11:14 PM

Grizzlies 108, Lakers 103

The Memphis Grizzlies won their season-high fourth straight home game by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Grizzlies (32-24) handed out a season-high 28 assists on 45 made baskets. They shot 48.9 percent from the floor.

Shooting guard Courtney Lee had 18 points and five assists to lead a balanced attack for Memphis.

The Lakers (19-39) lost their third straight and lost seven of their last eight. Guard Jodie Meeks paced Los Angeles with 19 points.

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Celtics 115, Hawks 104

Jerryd Bayless scored 21 of his season-high 29 points in the second half as the Boston Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak with victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Rajon Rondo had 22 points and 11 assists as the Celtics (20-39) topped 100 points for the first time since Feb. 10.

Despite the defeat, the Hawks (26-31) are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.