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Randolph, Grizzlies top Hawks

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph totaled 20 points and six rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies to a 79-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Courtney Lee and Nick Calathes added 14 and 10 points, respectively, while the latter had five assists for Memphis, which has won seven of its last nine, but had dropped two in a row coming into Saturday's game.

Paul Millsap finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Hawks, who have dropped three straight. DeMarre Carroll contributed 13 points and six boards for the hosts.

Millsap nailed a 3 with 39.2 seconds to play, which capped a 9-2 run for Atlanta to close out the contest. Marc Gasol came up empty on the other end with 15.9 on the clock after the Millsap trey.

On the Hawks' last possession Lou Williams missed a desperation 3 with 1.9 seconds remaining.

Calathes missed a layup with a minute left but gained his rebound and a putback to give Memphis a, 79-73, lead before the Millsap trey.

"It's tough, we're a better offensive team than that," said Millsap. "Our defense was great, we just didn't execute down the stretch at all."

The turning point in the game was the third quarter when the Grizzlies held a 24-11 scoring advantage. Atlanta had 10 turnovers in the quarter, leading to 14 Memphis points.

"Not a clue, not a clue man ... their defense stepped up, but a lot of it was on unforced turnovers," said Millsap.

Memphis traded baskets with the Hawks through the first 3:14 of the third quarter until Lee sparked a 20-7 tear. Mike Miller capped off the run with two 3s and gave the Grizzlies a 61-54 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.

"We watched film at halftime and coach was showing they were getting the ball where they wanted and starting their offense with 19 to 20 seconds on the clock," said Lee. "So they were pushing it up and getting up to areas we weren't. We wanted to get physical. The second half the game got physical. That's how we want to play."

Both teams hit a dry spell in the second quarter as they combined for just 24 points. Atlanta went 7-for-22 from the field, while the Grizzlies shot 5-for-23 from the floor.

The Hawks carried a 43-37 lead into the break.

Atlanta held a 26-12 advantage 7:38 into the game before the Grizzlies closed out the first quarter with a 15-3 tear to pull within 29-27.

Game Notes

Memphis will travel to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Sunday ... The Hawks will face the Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday ... Atlanta shot 8-for-15 from the charity stripe, while the Grizzlies made their lone attempt from the line ... Memphis went 37-for-90 from the field, while the Hawks shot 30-for-70 on their field goals.

02/08 22:51:26 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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