ATLANTA (AP) Marc Gasol had 18 points as part of his triple-double and the resurgent Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-91 on Thursday night.
Gasol, who had 10 rebounds and 10 assists, reached the triple-double with his assist on JaMychal Green’s 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining.
The Grizzlies have won three straight – including road games at Chicago and Atlanta on back-to-back nights – following a five-game losing streak.
Mike Conley and Green had double-doubles for Memphis. Conley had 22 points and 12 assists, while Green added 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led Atlanta with 18 points.
Memphis led 55-52 at halftime before extending the lead with a 13-4 run to open the second half.
Gasol caused early defensive problems for Atlanta as he scored nine of the Grizzlies’ first 14 points. When Dwight Howard was slow to follow Gasol to the perimeter before Gasol made a 3-pointer, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called a timeout and assigned Paul Millsap on the center.
Minutes later, Ersan Ilyasova fouled Gasol, who made both free throws.
Budenholzer called another timeout midway through the third quarter after Gasol penetrated before passing out to Tony Allen, who sank a 3-pointer to push the lead to double digits at 66-56 lead. Following the timeout, Gasol missed a jump hook but Allen’s jam off the rebound pushed the lead to 12.