NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Memphis
(Friday, October 30th)
Final Score: Memphis 115, Toronto 107
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph finished with a team-high 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, as the Memphis Grizzlies got by the Toronto Raptors, 115-107, at FedEx Forum.
Marc Gasol had 19 points to go along with seven boards, while O.J. Mayo ended with 18 points and six rebounds for Memphis, which dropped its season-opener 96-74 to Detroit on Wednesday.
Rudy Gay turned in a solid effort with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Mike Conley chipped in with 10 points, 10 assists and six boards in the win.
"We've got a lot of guys that can score now and just moving the ball and making extra passes," said Conley. "Everybody gets their shots up and we end up winning games like tonight."
Chris Bosh led all scorers with 37 points and added a game-high 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who earned a 101-91 home victory against Cleveland on Wednesday. Jose Calderon and Hedo Turkoglu went for 15 and 14 points, respectively, in defeat.
"They came out with a lot more passion with hustle for the basketball," Raptors coach Jay Triano said. "You could see it by the way they chased it off the glass all night. Then they just pounded it inside and we had no answer for their size."
After Marco Belinelli's three-pointer put Toronto up 88-80 early in the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies quickly responded with eight straight of their own to deadlock it. Then with things even at 91 with 6:20 to go, two free throws by DeMarre Carroll and Gasol's dunk gave the hosts a four-point advantage, a lead they would not relinquish.
Toronto was able to keep it to a one possession game for the next couple of minutes, but a three-pointer and layup by Mayo sandwiched around two free throws from Gasol gave the Grizzlies a 105-98 edge with 1:59 to play. The visitors were unable to get any closer than five points in the closing minutes.
Memphis held a slim 23-22 lead after one quarter of play, but 10 straight points from Bosh put the Raptors in front 35-29 early in the second. The Grizzlies then scored six straight to tie things and it would be a back and forth battle for the next several minutes.
An 8-2 Memphis burst in the closing minutes of the half, led by Carroll, who accounted for five of the points, put the hosts ahead 53-49 at the intermission.
Each team had chances to pull away a bit in the third, but it remained close and Rasho Nesterovic's layup in the closing seconds gave Toronto a 79-76 lead after three quarters.
Allen Iverson, who signed with the Grizzlies as a free agent in the offseason, missed his second game with a partially torn left hamstring...The Grizzlies have won two straight over the Raptors after snapping a four-game losing streak to Toronto last season...Memphis shot 51.2 percent from the field and went 3-for-9 from three-point range, while Toronto made 44.3 percent of its shots, but went only 7-for-22 from behind the arc.
10/31 02:22:51 ET