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Curry scores 46, Warriors hold off pesky Grizzlies 113-104

Stephen Curry scored 46 points and made eight 3-pointers, Gary Payton Jr. added a clutch 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors held off the Mempihs Grizzlies 113-104 on Thursday night.

Payton concluded with 22 points and Draymond Green had nine assists to help the Warriors improve an NBA-best 16-2 record at home. The Warriors (26-6) remain one-half game behind the Suns (26-5) for the best record in the NBA, with the teams set to meet on Christmas in Phoenix.

“That’s about as good as it gets against a very physical defense with great size,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “Over the last 10-12 games, Memphis had the best defensive rating in the league. For Steph to go out and get 46, he showed every bit of his talent tonight. This was his most efficient game in a couple weeks, for sure.”

The Warriors led comfortably most of the second half before the Grizzlies made a late push and tied it at 102-all on De’Anthony Melton’s layup. But Juan Tosco-Anderson scored on a reverse, Payton made his fourth 3 and Curry scurried past three defenders in the key for a layup to help Golden State pull away.

Curry and Green both noted the significance of the win, citing the Grizzlies triumph over the Warriors in the play-in game last season.

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“Definitely wanted this one,” said Curry, who twisted his ankle in the fourth quarter but noted he was OK. “Definitely felt like it was one (we) cant let slip by because of the history but also because knowing what it’s going to take to win a game like this. You carry that chip on your shoulder and understand this is our home court.”

Ja Morant had 21 points for Memphis, which had won its previous six road matches.

“We got a ton of good looks in the paint, missed 30 shots, couldn’t get our 3-ball going,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. “They’re a hard team to beat. They played really well tonight.

With MVP chants ringing throughout the night, Curry made 13 of 22 shots (8 of 14 beyond the arc) and was 12 for 12 on free throws to top the 30-point mark for the 12th time this season and the 225th of his career.

“He had a great offensive night,” Green said. “He found space tonight. Guys did a good job of trying to get him the ball and not forcing it. You let a guy like that get clean looks, it starts an avalanche.”

The Grizzlies got off to a fast start, connecting on 13 of their first 19 shots to take a 10-point lead.

Golden State, which blew a 19-point lead when the two teams played in October, came back to tie it at 51 following Tosco-Anderson’s one-handed dunk and two free throws from Curry.

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Pau Gasol, two-time NBA champion, announces retirement from basketball

Pau Gasol revealed his retirement from basketball Tuesday, ending a career that lasted more than two decades and earned him two NBA titles and a world championship gold with Spain’s national team.

The 41-year-old had already announced his farewell from international basketball in August after Spain lost to the United States in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Games, which marked his fifth Olympics.

Gasol had been with Spanish club Barcelona since February. His career had stalled before that because a stress fracture in his left foot that lingered and kept him from playing for nearly two years.

“I’m going to retire from professional basketball,” Gasol said. “It’s a difficult decision after so many years, but it’s a decision that I really thought over.”

The retirement announcement was made in an event at an opera house in Barcelona attended by former teammates and family members, including Pau Gasol’s wife, his young daughter and his brother Marc.

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Gasol acquired two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, in 2009 and 2010, playing a vital role in the back-to-back championships.

“Pau Gasol brought hope and talent to the Lakers,” former coach Phil Jackson said in a statement to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “The effect was immediate. His game put LA back into championship contention. He was also a gentleman and generous hero.”

Gasol averaged 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds in 1,226 regular-season games with five NBA teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks. He was the No. 3 pick in the 2001 NBA draft, being selected by Atlanta and traded to Memphis.

Gasol last played in the NBA with the Bucks in 2019.

He signed with the Portland Trail Blazers that year but never got to play.

Gasol won a world championship title with Spain in 2006, in addition to European titles in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

He helped Spain win Olympic silver medals in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London, as well as a bronze in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Gasol recently won an election to represent athletes for the next seven years with the International Olympic Committee.

He joined an IOC membership list drawn variously from European and Middle East royal families, international sports bodies, business leaders and 12 athletes elected by their peers.

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Grizzlies rule Jaren Jackson Jr. out for season due to meniscus tear

The Memphis Grizzlies suffered a big blow on Tuesday, as the team revealed that second-year forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA campaign after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee. The injury occurred versus the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. 

In Monday’s game versus the Pelicans, Jaren Jackson Jr. experienced an unstable landing after making contact with an opposing player while contesting a shot. Subsequent medical evaluation revealed a meniscus tear in his left knee, which will cause him to miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to make a full recovery. 

This is not the first time that the left knee has been an issue for Jackson. Jackson sprained the knee in February, and he missed nine matches leading up to the suspension of the season in mid-March because of the injury.

Aside from the injury issues though, Jackson Jr. had a stellar sophomore season. He averaged 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game for the Grizzlies, and he scored 76 points over the three games that he played in Orlando. 

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The injury comes at a tough time for the Grizzlies, who are locked in a tight battle for postseason positioning in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies entered the seeding slate in Orlando with a slim lead for the eighth spot in the West, but they lost all three of their first seeding games, which made the contest even tighter.

If the ninth seed in the conference is within four games of the eighth seed when the seeding slate is complete, a play-in series will be triggered. In the series, the eighth-seeded team will only need to win once in order to claim the final playoff spot in the West, while the ninth-seeded team would need to win twice in a row before the eighth-seeded team wins once. 

The Trail Blazers, Spurs, Pelicans, Kings, and Suns are all currently within four games of the Grizzlies. Whichever team ultimately claims the final spot in the West will face off versus the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, as the Lakers secured the top overall seed in the conference on Monday night. 

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Grizzlies agree to trade Andre Iguodala to Heat

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a deal to send Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Iguodala also has agreed to a two-year, $30 million extension with Miami, sources said. The extension includes a team option.

Justise Winslow is part of the package headed to Memphis, sources told Wojnarowski. The forward has played in only 11 games for the Heat this season because of injuries. He’s averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4 assists.

In addition, Miami, Memphis and the Oklahoma City Thunder are working on an elaborate three-team trade that would land the Heat both Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari, league sources told Wojnarowski.

The Heat and Gallinari’s representatives were working on a contract extension overnight to help finalize the three-team trade, league sources told Wojnarowski.

Gallinari can become a free agent this summer.

Part of the challenge in a new deal is the Heat’s wish to preserve cap space for 2021.

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Iguodala said he’s “really excited” to be joining the Heat and playing with Jimmy Butler, who had similar feelings.

“[He brings] winning. He knows how to do that on both sides of the ball. He’s super smart. There’s nothing he cannot do,” Butler said after a 128-111 loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday. “We got a lot of pieces, man. He’s definitely going to add to that.”

Iguodala, 36, hasn’t played for the Grizzlies this season. Last summer, the Golden State Warriors sent the veteran swingman — who is making $17.2 million in the final year of his contract — and a lightly protected 2024 first-round pick to the rebuilding Grizzlies because Golden State needed to shed his salary to execute a three-team, sign-and-trade deal for All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell.

Iguodala was a fundamental piece of the Warriors’ three championships and five straight Finals appearances; he is considered one of the league’s elite wing defenders and is an excellent passer and threat off the dribble.

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Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies

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WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (21-18, 13-6 Home) vs. Houston Rockets (19-19, 7-10 Away)
WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
WHEN: 7:00 PM CT

After delivering stirring comebacks to extend their winning streaks, the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets each hope they’ve finally put their sluggish starts behind.

One of the Southwest Division rivals will be able to maintain momentum when the teams square off Tuesday night.

The Grizzlies will be looking for a third straight win tonight after sneaking past the Celtics in a 101-98 win on Sunday. Zach Randolph led the team in scoring with 25 points off the bench, Mario Chalmers had 18 points and Tony Allen had 15 as the Grizzlies won despite falling behind by 34-16 after the first quarter. The Grizzlies shot just 37 percent from the field and they committed 21 turnovers, but they dominated the boards by 58-39 and connected on 35 of 40 free-throw attempts. With the hard-fought win, Memphis improved to 21-18 on the season and 13-6 at home.

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The Rockets will be gunning for a fourth straight win after their thrilling 107-103 overtime win over the Pacers on Sunday. Trevor Ariza led the scoring with 24 points while Dwight Howard and James Harden added 21 points each as the Rockets rallied from a 12-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter to force overtime and steal the unlikely win. With the victory, Houston improves to 19-19 on the season and 12-9 at home.


Memphis: Mike Conley (Achilles)- QUESTIONABLE. Jordan Adams (Knee), Brandan Wright (Knee), Jarell Martin (Foot)- OUT

Houston: Ty Lawson (Suspension), Sam Dekker (Back), Donatas Motiejunas (Back)- OUT

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Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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The Memphis Grizzlies invade the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets tonight.

The Grizzlies had their four-game win streak snapped at San Antonio on Saturday and responded with a dominant 110-96 win over the Mavericks last night. Mike Conley led the way with 21 points and six assists, Jeff Green added 19 points and Marc Gasol had 15 points as the Grizzlies suffocated the Mavs with excellent defense, holding them to just 36 points in the first half to set up the easy win to improve to 8-7 on the season and 5-2 at home.

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The Rockets have lost six of their last seven and are coming off a 107-102 loss to the Knicks. James Harden led the way with 24 points and 10 assists, Terrence Jones added 18 points while Clint Capela added 16 points, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Knicks who were led by Kristaps Porzingis’ 24 points and seven blocks. Dwight Howard was rested for the game since it was the second game of a back to back set, but he is expected to return tonight.

In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest, while the Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 0-6 ATS in their last six home games.

Head to head, the Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last meetings and the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Houston

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Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies

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WHEN: 7:00 PM CT

WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee

Western Conference rivals meet at the FedExForum as the Memphis Grizzlies try to be the first team to beat the Golden State Warriors when they meet in the National Basketball Association.

The marquee match-up is on November 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET.

The Golden State Warriors look to keep rolling after a fast 8-0 start to the year. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 97.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32.4 points and 5.9 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Andre Iguodala is dishing four assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.7 percent from downtown and are getting 82.3 points from their starters. The Warriors still haven’t lost a regular season game when allowing less than 100 points under Steve Kerr. The Warriors have won 11 of their last 15 regular season road games.

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The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 91 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.3 points and 8.9 rebounds while Marc Gasol is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing six assists and Tony Allen is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing teams to shoot 40.4 percent from three and have given up 100-plus points in four of their eight games. The only bright side for the Grizzlies is that six of their eight games have been on the road, and they did play well against the Clippers on Monday. Brandan Wright is questionable with a knee injury.

The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Projected Starters
Stephen Curry G Mike Conley
Klay Thompson G Courtney Lee
Harrison Barnes F Tony Allen
Draymond Green F Zach Randolph
Festus Ezeli C Marc Gasol
Key Injuries
Kevon Looney (Out) — Hip surgery Jordan Adams (Out) — Knee

Brandan Wright (Questionable) — Knee


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