);
Memphis Grizzlies

Canadian duo Dillon Brooks and Brandon Clarke combine for 52 points in Memphis Grizzlies win over Washington Wizards

The Memphis Grizzlies' Canadian duo put in work in the team's 128-111 win over the Washington Wizards.

The tandem combined for 52 points to help the Grizzlies pick up their third win in four games.

Dillon Brooks (Mississauga, ON) went for a team-high 27 points on 10-for-17 (58.8%) shooting from the field to go with three assists, three steals and two rebounds.

But the story of the night goes to their rookie big man.

Brandon Clarke (Vancouver, B.C.) scored a career-high 25 points on an efficient 11-for-14 shooting from the field. He added four rebounds to his stat line and also threw down a potential dunk of the year with this poster on Ian Mahinmi:

Clarke has been in and out of the lineup with an oblique injury, only playing in two of the Grizzlies' last seven games. But that hasn't prevented the No. 21 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft from having a solid and promising rookie campaign, as the Canadian is averaging 12.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks per game.

Clarke is also doing something that is very atypical for first-year players. His 65.1% shooting from the field is not only the best in his rookie class, it ranks fourth in the entire NBA. That type of efficiency does not usually come along this quickly.

As for Brooks, he's having himself a quietly solid season, averaging career-highs in points (14.5), assists (2.0), rebounds (3.4) and steals (1.1) per game.

MORE: Dillon Brooks is ready to establish himself in the NBA

This young Grizzlies squad advances to 9-17 with a win but are just 2.5 games out of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.

More from NBA.com

bjorkgren-pacers-ftr.jpeg
Former Raptors coach Bjorkgren thriving as head coach in Indiana
Kyle Irving
#Lillard #Quickley
Lillard, Blazers survive furious Knicks 2nd-half rally
Yash Matange
#Kawhi #Mills #Giannis
Running diary from Sunday's action
NBA.com Staff
Jaylen Brown
Brown makes NBA history vs. Cavaliers
Yash Matange
basketball-rack.jpg
NBA postpones Wednesday's Bulls-Grizzlies game
Official Release
kawhi-anunoby-ftr.jpeg
Anunoby joins Kawhi in Raptors franchise history
Kyle Irving
More News