The Grizzlies were led by big man Jonas Valančiūnas with a big game, scoring 29 points while snagging 20 rebounds. Ja Morant added 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 10 assists. Rookie Desmond Bane scored a career high 20 points in the win. The visiting Wizards were paced by Bradley Beal’s 21 points.
Memphis led 67-62 at halftime.
The Grizzlies’ record now stands at 16-17 (17-16) on the year. Memphis’ next opponent is the Denver Nuggets this Friday at FedExForum.