Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/30/12
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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 fact they played last night took a l...
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