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Grizzlies end three-game skid, regain second seed in West with 97-83 win over Kings

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

The Grizzlies moved back into the second spot in the Western Conference playoff race by a half-game over the Houston Rockets, who lost 99-96 at Toronto.

PHOTO: Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) collides with Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) while shooting in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) collides with Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) while shooting in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Zach Randolph added 15 for Memphis, while Courtney Lee scored 10. Marc Gasol had eight points and 11 rebounds, while Kosta Koufos grabbed a season-high 12 boards as the Grizzlies outrebounded Sacramento 45-41.

Rudy Gay led the Kings with 24 points before leaving in the third quarter with a head injury. Ray McCallum had 12 points and Derrick Williams finished with 10.

The Kings played without leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins, who was rested by the team.

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