Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/29/12
MEMPHIS -- On the second night of back-to-back road games, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was happy his team trailed the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA's hottest team, by just a point at halftime Wednesday night at the FedExForum. Still, Casey knew the storm was approaching. "I told our guys they (the Grizzlies) were going to turn up the juice, and we had to meet their toughness with our toughness," Casey said. That sounded good in theory, but it didn't happen. The Grizzles began the second half with an 11-1 run, made six steals and scored 22 of their 33 third-quarter points in the paint as they blasted the Raptors 103-82. Even hard-to-please Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins liked what he saw. "Our defense was overwhelming in the third quarter," said Hollins, whose team improved to 11-2. "Our defense energized our offense. We had 23 deflections. We had 12 three-times-in-a-row stops, we took two charges and we held them to 30.6 percent shooting in the second half after they sh...
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