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Grizzlies take out Lakers, 89-86

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Randolph scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds, Mark Gasol had 18 points, eight boards and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies eked out an 89-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for their first road victory of the season.

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Reserve shooting guard Jodie Meeks had 25 points for the Lakers (4-7), who have lost four of their last five games without their injured starting backcourt of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. They are off to their worst start through 11 games since 2002-03, when they began 3-8 following their third straight championship.

Lakers center Pau Gasol had 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds playing against his younger brother.

Mike Conley had 11 points and seven assists the Grizzlies in the opener of a four-game California trip. Last season they finished with a winning road record for the first time at 24-17, third-best in the NBA.

Forward Shawne Williams, one of seven new players on the Lakers' roster, hit back-to-back 3-pointers 39 seconds apart to give Los Angeles a 75-73 lead with 7:19 remaining. But Randolph responded with eight points during a 3:06 span, capping it on a fadeaway baseline jumper over Jordan Hill to give Memphis an 83-81 lead they would not relinquish.

Randolph added a spinning layup and two free throws in the final 17 seconds after Lakers guard Steve Blake missed a 20-footer and a 3-point attempt at the other end.

Hill, who averaged 19.5 points in his first two starts of the season, put the Lakers in a bind after picking up two fouls 40 seconds apart and went to the bench with 8:12 left in the first quarter. Chris Kaman replaced him and missed his first five shots, including a layup that was blocked by Tayshaun Prince.

Nick Young provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the lethargic Lakers in the second quarter with 12 points, including a pair of jumpers in the final minute of the half to help them leave the court tied at 40-all after they trailed by as many as 10. The Grizzlies made only eight of 24 shots in the quarter and finished the game 43.5 percent from the field, including 1 for 13 from 3-point range.

NOTES: Kobe Bryant, sidelined indefinitely after surgery on his torn Achilles' tendon in April, walked onto the court to a standing ovation at the end of the first quarter - in his Lakers warmups - and presented a $150,000 check from the club to representatives of the Philippine Red Cross following last week's deadly Typhoon. ... The Lakers, whose streak of 320 consecutive home sellouts (including playoffs) ended Tuesday night when they came up 571 short of capacity in their win over New Orleans, announced a packed house of 18,997 for this one. ... Memphis is 7-10 against Los Angeles when the Gasols have played against each other. In the 16 previous head-to-head battles between them, Pau averaged 15.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 47.9 percent from the field - while Marc averaged 10.6 points, 8.9 boards and 42.4 percent shooting.

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