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Instant Replay: Grizzlies 103, Sixers 77
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The Grizzlies handed the Sixers their 20th consecutive loss Saturday night, 103-77. The Sixers' losing streak ties the longest in franchise history set by the 1972-73 team.

The Sixers' 77 points were a season low. They shot 37 percent from the floor and allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 54 percent.

The Sixers are now 15-51 this season. They last won a game on Jan. 29 in Boston.

All 13 Memphis players got in the scoring column.

Turning point
The Sixers trailed the Grizzlies by one point after the first quarter but, in the second quarter, made just 6 of 18 field goal attempts for 15 points. They also committed six turnovers. Given the stinginess of the Memphis defense, a nine-point halftime deficit felt like twice that.

The Sixers proceeded to be outscored, 29-19, in the third, putting the game out of reach.

Follow the leader
Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 19 points. Zach Randolph added 14 to go with just two rebounds, an unusually low total given that he averages 10.3 per game.

Michael Carter-Williams scored 23 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out three assists.

Thaddeus Young continues to be a bright spot for the Sixers. He scored 20 points and went 4 for 5 from three-point range.

Memphis made a living at the foul line compared to the Sixers. The Grizzlies converted 23 of 32 free throw attempts; the Sixers were 9 for 19.

Take a bow
Tony Wroten scored 13 points against his former team on 6 of 11 shooting. He was one of three Sixers who scored in double figures.

What’s next
The Sixers play at Indiana on Monday. The Pacers beat the Sixers Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center, 101-94. Indiana is 30-4 on its home floor. Paul George is tied for 10th in scoring in the NBA with 22.2 points.

Andrew Bynum did not play Friday, but he did come off the Pacers' bench Saturday night in Detroit.