Grizzlies beat Raptors in OT

Published February 17, 2010

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TORONTO (AP) — Rudy Gay scored eight of his 29 points in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Zach Randolph had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had lost seven of their last eight.

O.J. Mayo scored 22 points for Memphis, and Mike Conley added 13 points and eight assists.

Gay was strong in overtime, making four of five shots as the Grizzlies outscored Toronto 12-5.

Chris Bosh had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which had won eight straight home games and eight of nine overall. Andrea Bargnani had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Jose Calderon had 12 points and nine assists, while Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems each scored 10 points for the Raptors, who topped 100 for the 18th straight game.

Randolph, who played much of the fourth and all of overtime with five fouls, had a chance to tie it on a 3-point play with 5:06 left, but missed the free throw. Bosh responded by making two from the line, feeding Bargnani for a hook shot, then beat his chest after blocking a shot and scoring a layup to make it 93-86 with 2:54 remaining.

Mayo scored four points, and Mike Conley added a fast-break layup after Weems landed hard out of bounds while trying to save a loose ball, making it a one-point game, 93-92.

Bargnani converted a hook shot before Bosh grabbed the rebound on Conley's miss and drained a jumper at the other end, putting Toronto up 97-92 with 37 seconds to go.

Memphis fought back again. Mayo made a quick 3 and, after Bargnani missed, Randolph tied it on a driving layup with 1.7 seconds left. Bosh missed a jumper from the corner, sending it to overtime.

The Grizzlies opened the game with a 13-0 run and made all four of their 3-pointers in the first quarter to lead 28-16 after one.

NOTES: Toronto wore its throwback Huskies jerseys and honored former guard Damon Stoudamire, now a Memphis assistant coach, with a video tribute. Stoudamire was the NBA's Rookie of the Year for the Raptors in 1995-96. ... Bargnani threw his mouthguard down in disgust after missing a buzzer-beating jumper in the second.

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