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Lakers need two OTs to get past Grizzlies

Mar 14, 2012 - 7:42 AM Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Andrew Bynum scored six of his 37 points in the second overtime and Kobe Bryant had 34 points, leading the Los Angels Lakers to a 116-111 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

Bynum's monster effort also included 16 rebounds and the Lakers -- seven games under .500 on the road coming in -- rallied from 17 points down in the third quarter and 11 in the fourth to win their third straight game.

Marreese Speights had 25 points to lead Memphis and Marc Gasol scored 20 with 11 rebounds. The Grizzlies lost for only the third time in their last 13 games but dropped their third straight to the Lakers.

"We played a great game and we should have won the game," Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins said. "We lost to a team that played better. We've got to give them their due and we've just got to get ready to come back on Friday."

Bryant's three-pointer and Pau Gasol's dunk capped a 17-7 Lakers run in the fourth quarter and gave them a 97-95 lead with 50.0 seconds left. Bryant found Gasol on the baseline for the dunk after taking off for a jumper in the lane and thinking better of it.

Marc Gasol followed his brother's jam with a lay-in ay the other end to tie the game and Bryant missed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer, sending the game into its first overtime tied at 97.

After Mike Conley dribbled the length of the court for a layup and two-point Memphis lead, Pau Gasol found Bynum for an alley-oop dunk to knot the score at 103.

The teams combined to miss four shots in the last minute: Speights missed a jumper and Marc Gasol and Quincy Pondexter were both off on three-point tries for Memphis, while Bryant's fadeaway jumper near the foul line hit off the rim in the final seconds.

The Lakers turned a three-point deficit into a three-point lead with a 6-0 run in the second overtime. Bynum's alley-oop dunk -- again from Pau Gasol -- made it 112-109 LA with 1:11 left.

Marc Gasol's runner was good at the other end, but Bryant made two free throws and Bynum added a pair for the final margin. In between, Conley and O.J. Mayo missed back-to-back three-point tries on the same possession for Memphis.

"There's never been a panic with this group," Lakers head coach Mike Brown said. "That's what they did tonight. They played the game the whole time. Nobody panicked."

The Grizzlies led 29-21 after the first quarter and 52-51 at halftime. They were ahead by as many as 17 on a Speights jumper that made it 72-55 in the third quarter, but the Lakers cut into the lead with an 11-2 run and were within 80-71 going into the fourth.

Game Notes

The Grizzlies started a three-game homestand that also includes visits from the Raptors on Friday and Wizards on Saturday. After that, they go on the road for four games, including one against the Lakers on March 25...LA remains on road to play New Orleans Wednesday night.