Found March 01, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The Memphis Grizzlies picked up where they left off before the All-Star break by beating the defending NBA champions. The Grizzlies will try to avoid a letdown when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Memphis closed the first half of the season with an 89-76 win over Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia on Feb. 21, then came back from the All-Star break and defeated Dallas 96-85 on Wednesday. Taking advantage of Dirk Nowitzki's absence for much of the game, Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds while Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists as the Grizzlies (20-15) won for the eighth time in 10 games. "We all told each other before the break that when we came back, it was a sprint to the finish line," Conley said. "Each game is going to be big, especially starting off against the defending champions. I thought we showed we were hungry and wanted to get off to a good start." After taking advantage of a stretch of nine of 11 at home, Mem...
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