By Sam Bush

It was another night of gloom and doom for the Sixers at the Wells.

Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Mike Conley had 18 points and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Sixers 104-90 on Tuesday night.

The Grizzlies had five players score in double figures. Courtney Lee had 15 points, reserve Zach Randolph added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Matt Barnes finished with 12 points and 10 boards.

Jahlil Okafor (above) scored 18 points and Hollis Thompson contributed 16 for Philly, which dropped to 1-29 while losing its 11th straight game. Now the 76ers head out for a six-game trip, and they have lost 22 in a row on the road.

The Sixers had 28 turnovers and shot 65.6 percent (21 for 32) from the free-throw line.

Memphis blew the game open by scoring eight straight points to open the fourth quarter. Vince Carter drained a pair of 3-pointers and Randolph had a follow layup to put the Grizzlies in front 85-66 with 10:54 left.

The Grizzlies’ advantage grew to as many as 20 points, and Philly never got closer than 12 the rest of the way.

The Sixers trailed 53-47 at the break. But Memphis slowly increased its lead to double digits, eventually taking its largest advantage to that point on Barnes’ layup that made it 71-56 with 5:16 left in the third quarter.

Okafor’s driving, spinning layup with 2:42 left in the period cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 73-64. But Memphis ended the quarter up 77-66 when Conley stripped T.J. McConnell and passed ahead to Lee for an uncontested layup just before the buzzer.


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