Editor’s note: Corrected Bogdanović’s surname, reformulated in the 4th column
Grayson Allen scored 30 points of the season to help the Memphis Grizzlies reach a 131-113 win over host Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Ja Morant added 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Memphis won their fourth consecutive game.
Dillon Brooks scored 17 points and Kyle Anderson contributed 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Grizzlies.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and Trae Young 14 points and 11 assists for the Hawks, who saw a four-game winning streak.
Onyeka Okongwu added 13 points and 11 rebounds, Lou Williams and Kevin Huerter scored 13 points each, and Solomon Hill 10 points for Atlanta.
The Hawks played without John Collins (ankle), Clint Capella (Achilles) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle).
Tyus Jones had 10 points for the Grizzlies, who shot 53.9 percent from the field and hit 17 of 40 from a 3-point range. Memphis had a rebound advantage of 54-42.
Atlanta shot 44.6 percent off the field, scoring 10 of 28 behind the bow, while falling to interim coach Nate McMillan at 13-5.
Memphis trailed by as much as 14 in the first quarter, but recovered and held a half-time advantage of 67-64. Brooks had 14 points at break.
The Grizzlies dominated the third quarter, beating Atlanta 43-23 and knocking down 17 of 26 goal attempts from the field. The incessant rush prompted McMillan to take advantage of three timeouts at 4 1/2 minute intervals.
Allen made two three-pointers in the 40-second race to give Memphis 89-75 with the remaining 6:01 and forced Atlanta to a second timeout in the stanza.
The message was clearly not deciphered as Allen hit another three-pointer and added a 16-second schedule. Anderson then stole the ball and threw it from the glass to put Moranta on a fierce dunk at 96-75 with the remaining 4:52, causing McMillan to signal for another timeout.
Later in the stanza, Morant and Brooks knocked down a racing back-to-back to increase the lead to 109-83 with two minutes left.
Memphis led 110-87 entering the final quarter, but the Hawks moved within 123-106 on Bogdanovic’s game with three points with the remaining 5:07.
Anderson and Morant followed with threes to raise the margin to 23, and the Grizzlies cleared the bench to end a convincing triumph.
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