Grizzlies cool off Heat, win fifth in a row

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Memphis' Marc Gasol (right) and Rudy Gay go for a rebound in the win over Miami. Gay scored 21 points Sunday night.  DANNY JOHNSTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Memphis' Marc Gasol (right) and Rudy Gay go for a rebound in the win over Miami. Gay scored 21 points Sunday night.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reserve Wayne Ellington had career bests with seven 3-pointers and 25 points, leading the Memphis Grizzlies over the Miami Heat 104-86 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive win.

The Grizzlies snapped Miami’s four-game winning streak while extending their own franchise-record home winning streak to 14 dating to last season.

Rudy Gay added 21 points and Zach Randolph had his sixth double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Memphis. Mike Conley had 18 points and nine assists, while Marc Gasol added 10 rebounds and six assists.

Chris Bosh scored 22 points and LeBron James had 20 for Miami. Dwyane Wade came in averaging 20.4 points but was held to eight.

Memphis never trailed and the Heat managed to tie it only twice, the last at 14-all.

NETS 82, MAGIC 74

In New York, Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Kris Humphries added 14 points and 21 rebounds, and Brooklyn beat Orlando to complete a home-and-home sweep.

Deron Williams finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a couple key plays down the stretch after what once appeared to be another blowout turned into a close game. The Nets beat the Magic 107-68 at Orlando on Friday and jumped out to an early 20-point lead in this one.

Aaron Afflalo also scored 19 for the Magic.

Former Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson scored 13 for the Nets, who are still without starting forward Gerald Wallace, who hasn’t played since spraining his left ankle in the season opener.

THUNDER 106, CAVALIERS 91

In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook banked in a half-court shot during a rough-and-tumble 27-point outing, Kevin Durant added 26 points and Oklahoma City beat Cleveland.

Westbrook, a career 29 percent shooter from 3-point range, had made just 6 of 24 behind the arc to start the season and coach Scott Brooks suggested before the game that he needed to start making more if he was going to keep taking so many.

KINGS: The NBA suspended center DeMarcus Cousins for two games without pay for confronting San Antonio announcer Sean Elliott in a hostile manner.

The exchange followed the Spurs’ 97-86 victory in Sacramento on Friday night.


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