facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NBA: Atlanta 119, Memphis 104

Oct. 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM   |   Comments

MEMPHIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson helped break the game open late in the third period Wednesday and Atlanta coasted to a 119-104 victory over Memphis.

The Hawks won in the coaching debut of Larry Drew, who replaced Mike Woodson after Atlanta was swept out of the playoffs by Orlando in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Atlanta scored 12 straight points late in the third period and took a 16-point lead into the final quarter. Memphis came no closer than 11 points over the last 12 minutes.

Johnson scored 22 points, and Zaza Pachulia added 17 and 11 rebounds off the bench.

Mike Conley paced the Grizzlies with 23 points. Memphis lost its opening game of the season for the 10th straight year and did so after going unbeaten in its seven exhibition contests.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges
2
Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended
3
Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence
4
FCS Game of the Week: Montana at North Dakota State
5
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback