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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The more the Memphis Grizzlies have to dive and dig and dodge and dart, the better they play. The Grizzlies never cracked 40 percent field-goal shooting all night, but a 21-0 advantage in fastbreak points fueled by 20 Houston Rockets turnovers sparked a 93-85 victory Friday night in FedEx Forum. Memphis led 87-75 with 4:55 left, but guard Jeremy Lin rallied the Rockets back. He scored eight of his 15 points in the final period, including five points off steals, the last of which cut the Memphis lead to 87-85. But Griz point guard Mike Conley, the victim of those steals, hit his only 3-pointer with 1:57 left to start a string of seven consecutive Grizzlies points that put away Memphis’ fourth win in its first five games. Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Zach Randolph collected his fifth consecutive double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Memphis got a big boost from its bench, which outscored the Rockets’ reserves 27-15. Way...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay looked at the stat sheet and noticed he and fellow forward Zach Randolph had another poor shooting performance on Friday night. And the Grizzlies are 4-1. "Yeah, think about it," said Gay, who still managed a team-high 21 points in the Griz's 93-85 victory over the Houston Rockets. "Our bench has picked us...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Zach Randolph had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay finished with 21 points and a key basket with 1:03 left, and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight with a 93-85 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Houston was within 87-85 in the final 2 minutes, but Memphis scored the last five points of the game, including Gay's rebound bucket...
The Memphis Grizzlies have been on a roll since a season-opening defeat. The Houston Rockets appeared to be getting on one too, until they played at home.
The Grizzlies can match the best five-game start in franchise history Friday night when they host the Rockets, who have a chance to open 3-0 on the road for the first time in 16 years.
With three straight wins, Memphis needs...
HOUSTON The fizz has settled now in Houston.
Now you hear a lot of things about "funks" and "just putting your head down" and getting "fatherly advice" from the coach. One Rocket or another said all three of those things after Houston's 93-87 loss to the Denver Nuggets (2-3) Wednesday at Toyota Center. The Rockets are 2-2, and inevitable cooling...
HOUSTON -- The Denver Nuggets opened the season with great expectations derived from a returning roster replete with talent and reinforced by the addition of Olympian and All-Star swingman Andre Iguodala. That it took the Nuggets four games to record their first victory inspired minor concern. But following their triumph over the Pistons on Tuesday night, the Nuggets won again...