BOSTON, MA (WMC) - The shorthanded Grizzlies took care of the Cavaliers earlier this week, but the numbers game was too much for them Wednesday against the Celtics.
Memphis also saw another key player go down. Mario Chalmers, starting in place of the injured Mike Conley, left the game with a foot injury and did not return.
A horrendous third quarter (outscored 31-16) sank the Grizzlies chances and they lost big in Boston, 116-96.
The Grizzlies, without their top scoring options, shot just 38 percent from the field and were lead in scoring by Vince Carter and JaMychal Green, who each scored 17.
PJ Hairston and Lance Stephenson did not do much to help the cause, as they each shot 1-for-8 from the field with just two points apiece.
The Grizzlies had to play with just eight players in the absence of Chalmers, and lacked a point guard.
Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 22 points.
The Celtics won their 14th straight home game and dropped the Grizz to 38-26 on the season.
The Grizzlies, in dire need of rest, will be at it again against the Pelicans on Friday, this time in Memphis.