The Nets lost for just the second time in 14 games this month, hitting only 3-of-17 from 3-point range.
Seven Memphis players scored in double figures and the Grizzlies, winners of four of their last five, led by as many as 25 points in the first half.
Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams left the game in the third period with a quadriceps injury and did not return. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points. Brooklyn had won the first two outings in a four-game road that concludes Saturday in Houston.
The Nets' only other loss in January came 10 days earlier at Atlanta.
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