Wayne Ellington added 13 points and Mike Conley had 12 for Memphis. Conley had nine assists and Gasol grabbed 13 boards to help Memphis outrebound Orlando 45-40 and hold a 60-36 advantage in points in the paint.
Both teams shot well from outside the arc. Memphis hit 10 of 16 from long range, including a 4-for-4 showing from Gay. Conley and Ellington knocked down both of their 3-point attempts. Orlando connected on 12 of 21 shots from outside the arc.
Orlando, which trailed by as many as 12 in the first half, pulled to 88-86 entering the fourth quarter. But Memphis broke off a 9-1 run to rebuild the lead to double digits and Orlando would close the gap only slightly the rest of the way.