Mem 19 24 23 22 88
Tor 14 18 25 25 82
Date of game: 2/20/2013

Recap: Toronto vs. Memphis

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph recorded a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds, and the Grizzlies shut down their former franchise player in upending the Toronto Raptors, 88-82, at Air Canada Centre.

Rudy Gay, playing in his first game against the Grizzlies since they traded him to Toronto in a three-team swap late last month, shot just 5-of-15 from the floor and finished with 13 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors had their five-game winning streak snapped.

"They double-teamed (Gay) right from the beginning," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. "I felt sorry for him because they wouldn't allow him to get going."

Tayshaun Prince, one of the three players the Grizzlies received in the Gay deal, added 11 points, and Mike Conley chipped in 17 points, six rebounds and six assists in the victory.

Tony Allen had 12 points and eight boards for Memphis, which earned a fifth straight win for the first time since November.

Alan Anderson sparked a Toronto comeback in the fourth quarter and scored a game-high 19 points, but the hosts never got over the hump in losing for the first time this season when allowing less than 90 points.

Anderson saw less than nine minutes of action in the first three quarters, then exploded for 15 points in the first 5 1/2 minutes of the fourth. The reserve drained four 3-pointers during the stretch, including one while being fouled by Randolph. The subsequent free throw brought the Raptors within 77-75, and an Amir Johnson layup tied it with 4:09 remaining.

Gay, the Grizzlies' all-time leader in games played, steals and minutes, had a forgettable finish against the only club he had ever played for prior to being dealt.

He missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with the score tied, then turned it over the next time down. Three free throws from Randolph over two trips to the foul line gave the Memphis the lead again, and after Allen blocked a driving Gay, Conley fired a dagger from long range for an 85-77 cushion with 1:57 remaining.

Memphis made just enough free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.

"It was like a playoff game," Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins said. "They made it tough in the second half, but we had some outstanding defense down the stretch."

Both teams were playing the second of a back-to-back immediately following the All-Star break, and the tightness showed early on.

The Grizzlies missed their first eight shots and had their inefficiency promptly outdone when the Raptors bricked 10 straight in the opening quarter.

The frame ended with Memphis holding a 19-14 lead, and consecutive 3-pointers by Jerryd Bayless and Tony Wroten early in the second gave the Grizzlies their first double-digit lead, 27-16.

Gay was 0-for-5 from the floor before banking in a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock with 5:14 left in the first half, but the Raptors still trailed, 43-32, at intermission.

"We didn't bring the intensity in the first half," Casey said.

Memphis led the entire third quarter and brought a 66-57 advantage into the fourth.

Game Notes

Randolph has recorded 32 double-doubles this season ... Ed Davis, who went from Toronto to Memphis as part of the Gay trade, had four points and four rebounds in 14-plus minutes ... The Raptors were 12-0 when allowing less than 90 points ... Johnson scored 16 points and extended his streak with at least one block to 15 games ... The Grizzlies have won four in a row in Toronto.

Johnson headlines FCS players of the week

In 2013, the Montana State Bobcats made a bit of an offensive switch, going from a pass-heavy system to a more run- integrated style of play. The reason wasn't because the team was unstable at quarterback, but rather due to the fact the Bobcats were loaded at the running back position.

Steelers to bring back Harrison

After losing a pair of starting linebackers to injuries in their last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to bring back a familiar face.

Former NBA center Jones passes away

Caldwell Jones, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and twice earned All-Defensive Team honors, died Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 64.

Giroux hurt as Flyers open camp

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks after suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on the first day of training camp.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.