After a three-game road trip the Celtics returned home riding a two-game winning streak, but they couldn't keep the momentum going as they fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 100-93 Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Memphis came out strong in the opening quarter and led 27-13 after one, but despite a furious fourth quarter come back, the Grizzlies were able to hold on for a seven-point win. Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger led the Celtics with 26 and 23 points respectively in the loss, while Avery Bradley added 16.
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The Grizzlies were led by Jerryd Bayless who had 22 points off the bench.
The Celtics will be off on Thanksgiving before returning to action Friday night (7:30, CSNNE) back home against Cleveland.
What they'll be saying: Once again despite the loss the Celtics showed resiliency coming back from a 19-point first half deficit. Unlike in the previous games the Celtics didn't get balanced scoring, as well as a strong performance from their bench. Of their 93 points just 17 came from the bench. The Celtics have a good chance to get back on the winning track Friday as the Cavs enter the game with a 4-11 record.