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Randolph leads Memphis rally

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 01:41 a.m. HST, Dec 09, 2010


PHOENIX » Zach Randolph just loves playing the Phoenix Suns.

Randolph scored a season-high 34 points, Rudy Gay had 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat Phoenix 104-98 in overtime last night.

Randolph made 15 of 19 shots from the field and also had 17 rebounds. The 6-foot-9 burly forward is averaging 23 points and 17 rebounds in three games against Phoenix this year, and 22.3 points and 14.4 boards in his last seven games against the Suns overall.

"Zach is a tough matchup, not only for us," Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said. "He's good at angles and he has a soft touch. It's tough to defend him."

Mike Conley had 11 points and a career-high 14 assists for the Grizzlies, who picked up their first road win since Nov. 6 at Sacramento. They had dropped their previous six away from home.

Gay sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer just before the regulation buzzer that tied it at 92. Gay's 22-footer from the left corner was his only 3-point attempt of the game.

"It was well executed," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "We got the guy we wanted and he hit the shot."

Randolph had the key basket in OT, making a turnaround bank shot to give Memphis a 98-96 lead with 2:30 left. Goran Dragic missed a 3-pointer on the other end and Gay hit two free throws to extend the lead to four.

After Steve Nash made a driving layup, Randolph connected on a jumper with 8.7 seconds left and O.J. Mayo hit two free throws to finish the scoring.

 

Celtics 105, Nuggets 89

Ray Allen scored 28 points and host Boston took advantage of an injury to Carmelo Anthony to win its eighth straight game.

 

Heat 111, Jazz 98

LeBron James scored 33 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and visiting Miami outscored Utah by 14 in the fourth quarter.

 

Knicks 113, Raptors 110

Raymond Felton's tie-breaking 3-pointer bounced on the rim five times and finally went in with 2.7 seconds left, giving host New York a victory over Toronto that extended its winning streak to six.

 

Bulls 88, Cavaliers 83

Derrick Rose scored 29 points, including a three-point play that put host Chicago ahead for good with 19.6 seconds to play, and the Bulls handed Cleveland its sixth straight loss.

 

Bucks 97, Pacers 95

Andrew Bogut tipped in an inbounds pass from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute as time expired, lifting Milwaukee over visiting Indiana.

 

Thunder 111, Timberwolves 103

Kevin Durant scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and grabbed 11 rebounds as visiting Oklahoma City came from 19 points down to beat Minnesota.

 

Hornets 93, Pistons 74

David West scored 25 points, Chris Paul had 14 assists and New Orleans beat visiting Detroit to win its first game since the NBA announced its impending takeover of the club.

 

Spurs 111, Warriors 94

Tony Parker had 19 points and nine assists, and host San Antonio beat Golden State to set a franchise record for the best start to a season.

 

Lakers 87, Clippers 86

Derek Fisher hit a layup at the buzzer to give the Lakers a victory over the Clippers after the two-time defending NBA champions trailed for most of the second half.

 

Kings 116, Wizards 91

Beno Udrih scored 23 points, Jason Thompson had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and host Sacramento snapped an eight-game losing streak.

 

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Grizzlies 104, Suns 98

MEMPHIS
Gay 7-12 7-8 22, Randolph 15-19 3-4 34, Gasol 3-6 1-2 7, Conley 5-13 1-2 11, Henry 4-11 0-0 8, Arthur 5-13 2-2 12, Vasquez 1-3 0-0 2, Mayo 1-4 4-4 6, Young 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 42-85 18-22 104.

PHOENIX
Hill 4-7 2-2 10, Frye 3-7 3-4 11, Barron 1-6 2-2 4, Nash 5-12 1-2 11, Richardson 1-11 2-3 4, Dragic 7-15 2-2 17, Dudley 3-9 2-2 9, Warrick 4-5 2-5 10, Turkoglu 6-10 0-0 15, Childress 3-6 1-5 7. Totals 37-88 17-27 98.

Memphis 25 28 25 14 12 -- 104
Phoenix 22 19 23 28 6 -- 98

3-Point Goals--Memphis 2-7 (Gay 1-1, Randolph 1-1, Vasquez 0-1, Mayo 0-1, Henry 0-1, Young 0-1, Arthur 0-1), Phoenix 7-30 (Turkoglu 3-6, Frye 2-4, Dudley 1-5, Dragic 1-6, Richardson 0-4, Nash 0-5). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Memphis 54 (Randolph 17), Phoenix 54 (Frye, Childress, Turkoglu 7). Assists--Memphis 23 (Conley 14), Phoenix 16 (Nash 7). Total Fouls--Memphis 22, Phoenix 17. Technicals--Memphis defensive three second, Phoenix defensive three second 2. A--16,288 (18,422).

 






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