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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mike Conley thinks the Memphis Grizzlies are atop the NBA standings because theyve been consistent and determined each night, no matter whether theyre playing title contenders or the Los Angeles Lakers.The Grizzlies needed every bit of that focus to hold off those 15th-place Lakers, who fell a few minutes shy of an unlikely win.Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Conley added 19 points and the Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 99-93 Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.Zach Randolph scored 16 for the Grizzlies, who improved to 13-2 and kept pace with Toronto atop the overall standings. But Memphis barely withstood a strong effort from Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, who kept it close throughout a tense fourth quarter.It says a lot about our focus early this season, Conley said. Thats all we want to do, is to come out focused for the first couple of months of the season, set a good standard for ourselves, and have to just hold ourselves accountable and try to get better.Coming off back-to-back 30-point games, Gasol scored 16 points in the second half, including 12 in the third quarter while the Grizzlies moved ahead. Gasol saw a familiar pattern in the final minutes for Memphis.We got more stops, got a little more physical with each possession, Gasol said. Put more pressure on them, everything we should have done all night. Its never perfect, but you aim for perfection.Bryant scored 22 points for the Lakers, who have lost seven of nine. Los Angeles dropped to 1-7 at Staples Center after missing several chances to seize control down the stretch. The Lakers have lost six games by seven points or fewer.Its just as frustrating no matter how many times we lost by seven points or less, Bryant said. I mean, its not like we have levels of frustration. Its either all or nothing. Weve had some opportunities against some of the top teams in the West to win, and we just let it get away from us.The NBAs worst defensive team held the Grizzlies to six field goals in the fourth, and the Lakers trailed 97-93 after Jeremy Lins free throws with 1:41 left. But Los Angeles offence flopped down the stretch, capped by Bryants brutal turnover with 16 seconds left.The Lakers opened with one of their better halves of the season, and they did it without much help from Bryant, who took his first shot and scored his first points about three minutes before halftime.___TIP-INSGrizzlies: Memphis went 5 for 22 on 3-pointers. ... The Grizzlies beat the Lakers in Memphis on Nov. 11. ... Compton native Tayshaun Prince had two points in 9 minutes.Lakers: They tied their season high with nine blocked shots, including three by Ed Davis — two on the same Memphis possession early. ... Ronnie Price had 11 points and five assists in a reserve role, providing a notable spark during his 18 minutes. ... Carlos Boozer returned after missing one game with a strained left shoulder.ENCOURAGING SIGNSLin sees hope in the Lakers latest failure to execute down the stretch: If you learn from them, I dont see them as wasted opportunities. ... There are going to be rough times, and as long as we learn, which I think we really are doing, I think well be able to use these losses and turn them into something better.EARL ON THE WAY?Although the Lakers havent formally announced theyre bringing back Earl Clark, the forward posted a photo of himself in his Lakers jersey on Instagram. With Xavier Henrys torn Achilles tendon on Monday, Los Angeles already has lost three players to season-ending injuries, and Clark had the best season of his five-year NBA career with the Lakers in 2012-13. 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