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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 30-point lead in the second half en route to a 101-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Gasol was 10 of 15 from the field, all of his points coming in the first half, as Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, won for the fourth time in the past five games.
Mike Conley made six of seven shots, including 2 of 3 outside the arc, for 14 points, while Zach Randolph had 12 points and matched Gasol's nine rebounds.
Rudy Gay, Jerryd Bayless and Tony Wroten scored 11 apiece, while Chris Johnson, on a 10-day contract with Memphis, had 10 points.
Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points, while Deron Williams scored 12, adding six assists. Joe Johnson and Reggie Evans scored 11 points each, with Evans grabbing 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn's starting backcourt of Williams and Johnson both were 4 of 10 from the field, part of the Nets shooting 41 percent.
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The speculation that the Memphis Grizzlies were considering signing Delonte West did not hold much weight, but his next destination appears fairly concrete and is even outside of the NBA. No, there are not any overseas plans for West in the works but the veteran guard could have a D-League future ahead of him if ESPN.com reports hold true. According to Marc Stein, West has filed...
The Memphis Grizzlies are busy learning how to deal with success.
Sure, Memphis has been a good team reaching the playoffs the previous two seasons and even played in the Western Conference semifinals in 2011. The Grizzlies followed that up with their best winning percentage in last year's lockout-shortened season.
But their sizzling 12-2 start this season ratcheted up expectations...
Memphis Grizzlies reserves Jerryd Bayless and Tony Wroten played well in extended time off the bench Friday night in a blowout 101-77 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Bayless neared a triple double with 11 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. He added a steal and played 30 minutes. This was easily his best game since October.
Wroten scored a career-high 11 points to go with four...
The Memphis Grizzlies completed a three-for-one trade last week that helped them get under the luxury tax line. They were able to do so without shipping out any of their core players, and CEO Jason Levien said earlier this week that the team is “more likely to do nothing” by the NBA’s upcoming trade deadline, according to Ronald Tillery of Commercial Appeal.Griz CEO Jason Levien...
But when Memphis coach Lionel Hollins opted to send starting center Marc Gasol back into the game with the Grizzlies holding a 20-point lead with less than four minutes left, Evans couldn’t take it any more. He rose up off the bench and yelled over to Gasol several times while Gasol stood at the scorer’s table waiting to check in.
“That was the point where I was like, ‘Wow’…I...
So it’s premature, to me, to throw Pierce’s name up there with Rudy Gay and Pau Gasol on the list of high-profile names available this trade season, even though we’ve heard more than one rival team speculate — given that the Celtics and Grizzlies, sources say, have indeed held some exploratory trade talks since Gay hit the market — that a three-way deal where Pierce lands...
Guard Delonte West has been acquired by the Texas Legends, setting him up in the NBA Development League three months after he left the Dallas Mavericks following a pair of suspensions.
West was waived on October after two suspensions in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the Mavericks. West, an eighth-year pro who has bipolar disorder, was involved in a pair of locker room...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Guard Delonte West has been acquired by the Texas Legends, setting him up in the NBA Development League three months after he left the Dallas Mavericks following a pair of suspensions.
West was waived on October after two suspensions in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the Mavericks. West, an eighth-year pro who has bipolar disorder, was involved in...
Delonte West is officially a D-Leaguer. The Texas Legends announced the acquisition of the colorful former Mavericks guard Friday. West made himself eligible for the D-League player pool this week, and Donnie Nelson’s Legends were at the front of the waiver line. West is expected to join the Legends within a few days.
West, who has also played for the Boston Celtics, Cleveland...
West filed paperwork to enter the D-League in an effort to make an NBA comeback.
Delonte West headed to the D-League and the Texas Legends with the hopes of getting buckets and impressing his way into a 10 day contract with the Mavs.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban shut that talk down quickly upon hearing it, telling ESPN Dallas, “not gonna happen.”
“That doesn’t mean we don’t like Delonte, care about him as a person, want to help him get back on track.”...
Delonte West’s stint with the D-League’s Texas Legends will not lead to his return to the Mavericks.
“Not gonna happen,” Mark Cuban said, cutting off any speculation that the Mavs might welcome back West. “That doesn’t mean we don’t like Delonte, care about him as a person, want to help him get back on track…..It’s not worth talking about at this point in time,”...
***Tony Wroten had another nice game as the Grizzlies destroyed the Nets in a 101-77 rout. He scored a career-high 11 points on 5-9 from the floor, including this monstrous alley-oop poster dunk over Kris Humphries. The 19-year-old rookie’s aggressiveness has been very impressive to this point — he committed a pair of consecutive turnovers upon entering this game, but...