The Grizzlies, playing without Zach Randolph and losers of three-straight games, looked to get back on track against a Kings team that has struggled on the road.
Tonight would prove to be a low scoring game as the Kings trailed 18-14 at the end of the first quarter.
The next quarter wouldn't be any friendlier against a team that holds their opponents to under 91 points per game. They shot 28.6 percent from the field, falling behind 42-30 at the half.
The second half wasn't any different for the Kings. They could never get into a rhythm with only nine assists and 17 turnovers compared to the Grizzlies' 21 assists and 16 turnovers. The Kings fell 85-69 to the Grizzlies.
DeMarcus Cousins was the lone lone Kings player in double digits. He led with game-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds.
All five of Memphis' starters scored in double figures. Marc Gasol had 18 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Mike Conley had a team-high of 19 points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Kings' total of 69 points is a season-low. They scored 69 points in the first half against Cleveland on Monday. Kings coach Keith Smart said that his team just couldn't make shots:
"I just thought we could not finish plays. We had lay-up opportunities, then our close paint shots that we had — (we) just could never get ourselves to anything easy enough for us to break any runs."
The Kings will complete their back-to-back set of games against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday at 4 p.m. PST.