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Rudy Gay had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol each scored 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Toronto 102-99 Friday night, their sixth straight victory over the Raptors. O.J. Mayo scored 16 points and Dante Cunningham added 11 as the Grizzlies won for the seventh time in eight games. Jerryd Bayless had 18 points and James Johnson 14 for the Raptors, who have lost nine of 12. Leandro Barbosa scored 13 points, Linas Kleiza had 12 and Amir Johnson and Jose Calderon each had 10 for Toronto. Barbosa scored seven points as Toronto opened the fourth with an 11-2 run, turning a 77-75 deficit into an 86-79 lead with 9:45 left. Gasol sandwiched two baskets around a fast-break layup by Conley as the Grizzlies cut the gap to 86-85 with 7:41 to go. After a Toronto timeout, Kleiza scored three straight baskets for the Raptors, giving them a 93-87 edge with 6:17 left. Conley hit a jumper, Mayo made one of two from the line, Cunningham added a dunk and Gay completed a three-point play as Memphis took a 95-93 lead with 3:19 remaining. James Johnson ended Toronto's 4:39 scoreless streak with a three-point play at 1:38, but Gasol answered with a jumper. Calderon drove for a layup and was fouled but missed his free throw, putting the Raptors up one. Cunningham was fouled at the other end and made one of two, knotting the score at 98-98 with 52 seconds left. Toronto's Aaron Gray made one of two from the line with 40 seconds left before Gay put Memphis in front with a jumper from the wing, holding his finger to his lips as he ran back down the court. After Kleiza missed for Toronto, Mayo's long outlet pass found Tony Allen for a fast-break layup. Allen was fouled on the play but missed his free throw, and Toronto called timeout trailing 102-99 with less than eight seconds to go. Calderon's 3-point attempt bounced off the rim with four seconds left and Conley was fouled on the rebound. He missed both free throws, but Toronto ran out of time before getting off another shot. The Raptors led 13-4 midway through the first before the Grizzlies battled back, ending the first quarter with a 9-2 run to lead 23-21 after one. A three-point play by Ed Davis restored Toronto's nine-point advantage, putting the Raptors up 39-30 with 6:48 left in the second. This time they held on to the lead, thanks to 10 second-quarter points from Bayless, taking a 52-45 edge into halftime. Conley scored five points and Gay added four as Memphis reeled off an 11-0 run over the first 3:13 of the third quarter to lead 56-52. Toronto fell behind by seven before reclaiming the lead with an 8-0 run, but four straight free throws by Mayo put Memphis back on top. Barbosa made a driving layup with just over a second left in the third, and Toronto trailed 77-75 heading into the fourth. Notes: Gay's career high in rebounds is 13, set three times. ... Toronto's Andrea Bargnani (left calf) missed his 17th straight game. Bargnani has missed 23 of the past 25 games. ... This was the first of four home games in six nights for the Raptors. They host Golden State on Sunday, Orlando on Monday and Houston on Wednesday. ... Calderon had nine assists.
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