Bucks lose ground in playoff chase, fall to Grizzlies
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored a season-high 24 points, and Rudy Gay had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Marc Gasol added 13 points and 14 rebounds for Memphis, which is in the midst of playing seven games in nine days. The Grizzlies opened the stretch with a 98-89 loss at Houston on Friday.
Brandon Jennings scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting for Milwaukee.
Ersan Illyasova added 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks, who were coming off a 37-point victory at Cleveland on Friday -- their largest margin of victory since Feb. 20, 2002.
Mayo and Gay each came up big in the second half to help Memphis win for the third time in four games. Mayo scored 15 points after halftime and Gay, who missed all six of his shot attempts in the first half, had 14.
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