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NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Golden State

(Wednesday, November 4th)

Final Score: Golden State 113, Memphis 105

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Anthony Morrow and Monta Ellis totaled 24 points apiece, and the Golden State Warriors earned their first win of the season in a 113-105 final against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morrow was an efficient 10-of-12 from the floor and hit all four of his three- point attempts while Ellis was 10-of-23 shooting and handed out a game-high 12 assists.

Stephen Jackson and Corey Maggette each added 20 points for the Warriors, who moved to 1-2 on the young season.

Rudy Gay posted 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, who lost their third in a row and are now 1-4 this season.

Embattled guard Allen Iverson came off the bench for the second time in as many games since his season debut, logging 27 1/2 minutes and scoring 18 points to go with seven assists.

Zach Randolph had 16 points and 10 boards and Marc Gasol posted 12 and 14 as Memphis moved to 0-3 on a five-game road trip. O.J. Mayo contributed 14 points in a losing effort.

"We need practice time first of all. That's first and foremost, to get back to our principles," said Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins. "We haven't had a lot of practices since we left home because of the way the season broke for us."

Memphis pulled ahead by 10, 29-19, after the opening 12 minutes. Midway through the second, a tip-in by Morrow had the Warriors back within a single possession at 41-38. That started a 21-12 run that yielded a four-point lead on a Maggette dunk inside the final minute before the Grizz cut it to 57-56 at the break.

A furious pace was set to open the second half as both sides piled up the points -- none more than Morrow, who ended with 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and knocked down a trio of three-pointers. The effort allowed Golden State a 10-point lead, 90-80, heading to the final stanza.

"Everybody felt like we were going to get a win. I think we got back to Warriors basketball, just run and gun basketball, scrambling on defense and I think we did a good job of that," said Morrow.

Consecutive field goals from Ellis and a Andris Biedrins slam stretched the margin to 101-86 at the eight-minute mark of the fourth and the hosts cruised to victory from there.

Game Notes

Memphis will finish its trip with back-to-back visits to LA's Staples Center, facing both the Lakers and Clippers...The Warriors will finish a quick two- game homestand against the LA Clippers on Friday...Memphis swept the three- game season series between the two clubs last season. Previous to that, Golden State had taken seven straight over the Grizz...The Warriors' Stephen Curry had seven points, nine assists and five rebounds...Iverson passed the 24,000- point mark for his career.

11/05 03:02:52 ET

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