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          === Revamped Grizzlies set for challenge against Thunder ===
 (Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies will have a new look when they invade
 Oklahoma City Thursday to take on Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
 The  Grizzlies shipped leading scorer Rudy Gay and center Hamed Haddadi to the
 Toronto  Raptors Wednesday  in exchange for point guard Jose Calderon, forward
 Ed  Davis and  a second round draft  pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Additionally,
 the  Grizzlies sent  Calderon to  the  Detroit Pistons  for forwards  Tayshaun
 Prince and Austin Daye.
 "We  are excited to  add three players who bring with them a tremendous amount
 of  value to our team and have achieved incredible success on the pro, college
 and  Olympic levels,"  Grizzlies vice president of basketball operations Chris
 Wallace  said.  "In these  players, we  welcome NBA  Champion and Olympic gold
 medalist Tayshaun Prince, as well as up-and-coming athletic forwards Ed Davis,
 who won an NCAA title at North Carolina, and Austin Daye.
 "On  behalf  of the Memphis Grizzlies,  we especially would like to thank Rudy
 Gay for his contributions to the Grizzlies and the City of Memphis both on and
 off the court. We wish him and Hamed the very best."
 Over  42 games  this season,  Gay has  averaged a  team-best 17.2  points, 5.9
 rebounds  and 2.6 assists. The 26-year-old, who was the eighth overall pick in
 the  2006 NBA Draft, has produced career averages of 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds
 and 2.0 assists per contest.
 It is unknown if the Grizzlies' new pieces will debut Thursday.
 Double-double  machine  Zach Randolph now leads  the team with 15.8 ppg, while
 Marc  Gasol  and Mike  Conley have  added pressure  to step  it up. Memphis is
 fourth  in  the Western Conference standings  and has won five of seven games,
 including  Monday's come-from-behind 103-100 win at Philadelphia. Gay provided
 the go-ahead basket with 13.3 seconds left and finished with 26 points.
 Gasol had 27 points and Jerryd Bayless added 21 for the Grizzlies, who rallied
 from  a 17-point deficit in the first quarter and are 12-8 as the visitor this
 season.  The Grizzlies  are undefeated  this  season (14-0)  when scoring  100
 points and posted season highs in field goal percentage (.548) and three-point
 field goal percentage (.615).
 In  injury news for Memphis, Conley is questionable for Thursday's game with a
 sprained left ankle.
 Oklahoma  City has alternated wins and losses over its last five games since a
 six-game  winning  streak and  is back home  after going 3-3  on a recent road
 The  well-rested Thunder  closed the trip with Sunday's 105-96 setback against
 the  Los Angeles  Lakers as Durant led  the way with a game-high 35 points and
 Russell  Westbrook contributed 17 points with 13 assists. Durant leads the NBA
 with 29.6 ppg. Kobe Bryant had 21 points and 14 assists for L.A.
 "They're  a  physical team,  Kobe picked  us apart,"  said Thunder coach Scott
 Brooks.  "14 assists in  back-to-back games, he can do it all. We didn't shoot
 the way we wanted to. They just beat us."
 Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins scored 10 points apiece in defeat.
 The Thunder will try to extend their home winning streak to four games and are
 19-3  in the  OKC this season. They  sport a 13-1 home mark against teams from
 the Western Conference.
 Westbrook  has  27 assists in  his last  two games and  leads the team with 17
 double-doubles  on the  season. Oklahoma City is 9-1 in games following a loss
 and went 15-3 in those games a season ago.
 Oklahoma  City dropped a 107-97 decision to the Grizzlies at home back on Nov.
 14  this season. Memphis has won two in a row and three of four as the visitor
 in this series. The Thunder will visit Memphis March 20.
 01/31 10:33:21 ET

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