Grizzlies hold off Warriors

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Updated: January 10, 2013

Zach Randolph finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Rudy Gay chipped in 18 points, as the Memphis Grizzlies edged the Golden State Warriors, 94-87, at Oracle Arena.

Mike Conley chipped in 16 points for the Grizzlies, who wrapped up a perfect
three-game road trip with their eighth straight win over the Warriors.

Memphis shot just 2-of-17 from behind the arc, but scored 26 more points in
the paint (60-34).

Stephen Curry paced Golden State with 24 points, while Klay Thompson logged 20
points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the setback.

The Warriors fell to the Clippers last Saturday and dropped back-to-back games
for the second time this season.

The Grizzlies never trailed in the second half, but it came down to the wire
after Golden State rallied from a 14-point deficit. Memphis’ Marc Gasol spun
in a reverse layup to break an 82-82 tie, and Conley made two free throws a
little later for a four-point lead with 2:11 remaining.

At the other end, Jarrett Jack drove the lane and was blocked by Jerryd
Bayless, leading to a fastbreak that ended in a give-and-go between Conley and
Gay. David Lee’s jumper stopped the 6-0 run before Gay drained a baseline
jumper for a 90-84 cushion with 1:16 to play.

Curry made a late 3-pointer to pull within three, but Randolph sealed the
outcome at the free throw line with 13.2 seconds to go.

The Grizzlies led 27-26 after the first quarter, then built a 14-point lead in
the second on the strength of a 10-point run that Darrell Arthur highlighted
with two assists and a layup midway through the frame.

Curry kept the Warriors in striking distance with a reverse layup and a 3-
pointer in the final minute, pulling the hosts within 55-46 at the break.

Memphis continued to lead in an offense-starved third quarter that saw both
teams combine for only 30 points. Golden State trailed 68-63 entering the
fourth, but pulled even at 74-74 on Curry’s jumper 4 1/2 minutes in.

Game Notes

Golden State was 9-1 in games following a loss … Two of Golden State’s five
home losses this season have come against Memphis … Gasol totaled 12 points
and nine boards … Lee and Carl Landry chipped in 14 and 13 points,
respectively, for Golden State. Lee also pulled down 10 rebounds.