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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Welcome back, Rudy Gay. The Grizzlies' forward, who missed Wednesday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers because he was grounded out of town by inclement weather, scored eight points in a late 10-0 run to push Memphis past the Denver Nuggets 81-72 Saturday night at FedEx Forum. "It has been a couple of games since I was comfortable out there, and the last four minutes I was comfortable," said Gay, who finished with a game-high 19 points and added six rebounds. "We needed some buckets, and I had the ball at those times." Gay's flurry of baskets, which started with 3:46 left and the game tied at 68, included a tough driving layup, a finger roll off a Zach Randolph feed, a 12-foot pull-up jumper and a step-back 13-footer. Throw in a turnaround jumper by Randolph, and the Grizzlies (19-8) closed with a 13-4 burst that put away the game against the tired Nuggets (17-15), who were playing the second game of a back-to-back. "The...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Rudy Gay scored eight of his 19 points down the stretch and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 81-72 on Saturday night.
Gay's rush was part of 10 straight points for Memphis, breaking open a 68-68 game with 4:45 left. His 18-footer on the baseline with 1:25 left gave Memphis a 10-point lead, helping the Grizzlies snap a two-game losing streak...
Rudy Gay scored eight of his 19 points down the stretch and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 81-72 on Saturday night.
Gay's rush was part of 10 straight points for Memphis, breaking open a 68-68 game with 4:45 left. His 18-footer on the baseline with 1:25 left gave Memphis a 10-point lead, helping the Grizzlies snap a two-game losing streak.
Zach Randolph had 12...
It’s not every day that Hamed Haddadi makes news. In fact, he’s only played in 5 games so far this season on a deep Memphis Grizzlies team.
That being said, he did make a nice highlight here, where he dunked on Denver’s Kenneth Faried. You can watch the video here:
Not every day that we get to talk about Hamed Haddadi, but I’m glad that we have the opportunity today. That...
Grizzlies reserve swingman Quincy Pondexter will be out indefinitely with a grade II sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, team doctors determined Sunday morning.
The diagnosis came after Pondexter underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Pondexter’s absence means the Griz lose their most versatile guard/forward off the bench.
via Commercial Appeal
From the Memphis Commercial Appeal: There was Haddadi, helping Quincy Pondexter off the floor after the guard suffered an MCL sprain with three seconds left in the third quarter. And he wasn’t just helping him — he was carrying him. And then, a few moments later, the Forum got as loud as I’ve ever heard it when Haddadi, inserted into the lineup to start the fourth quarter...
If the Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers live up to their reputations, points may be hard to come by Monday when the NBA's top two defensive teams meet in Indianapolis.
Memphis (19-8) ranks first in the league allowing an average of 90.1 points and improved to 12-2 when holding opponents below 43.0 percent shooting after beating Denver 81-72 on Saturday.
The Grizzlies, who...
The Memphis Grizzlies' normally elite defense has fallen into a lull of late, costing them back-to-back losses in the process.
Memphis will need a return to its stout form Saturday night as it plays host to a Denver Nuggets team that is shooting extremely well and looking to beat the Grizzlies for the third time this season.
The Grizzlies (18-8) were 14-3 before losing five...