Grizzlies bid farewell to Kobe in win over Lakers

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 1:56 a.m. EST

A hot start from the Memphis Grizzlies led to a 128-119 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night in Kobe Bryant's last game at FedExForum.

Memphis never lost the lead during the contest, which helped the Grizzlies improve to 33-23 on their regular season slate, while the Lakers fell to 11-48 on the season. The Grizzlies set a season-high in scoring tonight.

Matt Barnes had a big night from the field, leading the Grizzlies with a season-high 25 points, 18 of which came in the first half, and pulling down eight rebounds. Mike Conley contributed 24 points and dished out six assists.