Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/27

Game 1: Thursday, October 27th

Grizzlies 99

(6-2, 3-1 away)

Hawks 84

(2-5, 1-2 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 27, 2005

    1 2 3 4 T
    MEM 27 24 26 2299
    ATL 22 20 18 2484

    Gasol gets Grizzlies by Hawks in sloppy game

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Pau Gasol scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Atlanta Hawks 99-84 on Thursday night in McKenzie Arena.

    Rookie Salim Stoudamire led the Hawks with 13 points. John Edwards scored 12, and Joe Johnson added 10 for the Hawks. Lorenzen Wright added 10 points for Memphis.

    Both teams struggled with their shooting as the Grizzlies sank 41.6 percent of their field goal attempts and went 5-for-19 on 3-pointers.

    Atlanta went 0-for-8 from 3-point range in the first half.

    Memphis led 51-42 at halftime, powered by 14 points and seven rebounds by Gasol, who sat on the bench throughout the fourth quarter with a towel wrapped around his neck.

    Josh Childress scored eight in first half for Atlanta but did not score in the second half.

    The Grizzlies played without Eddie Jones (back spasms) and Brian Cardinal (left knee). The Hawks were without Tony Delk (personal reasons).

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