Grizzlies slip past Nets 107-101

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley and Rudy Gay had 21 points each, and Marc Gasol added 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies withstood a second-half rally to defeat the New Jersey Nets 107-101, snapping an eight-game home losing streak.

Memphis got help from DeMarre Carroll and Sam Young, who scored 10 points each, ending the Nets' three-game road winning streak.

Courtney Lee scored a career-high 30 points to lead New Jersey, while Devin Harris added 28. Reserve Terrence Williams finished with 14, and Brook Lopez scored 10 points.

Memphis played the game without leading scorer and rebounder Zach Randolph, who sat out with a stiff lower back.

Memphis withstood New Jersey's rally that spanned the third and fourth quarters, all but erasing a 21-point Memphis lead from the first half.

New Jersey pulled within 94-91 on a drive by Harris with 3:09 left. But Memphis would not let the Nets overtake them, winning for the first time at home since defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 95-93 on Feb. 1.

Memphis carried a 67-51 lead into the break.

The Nets were getting strong play from guards Lee and Harris, but little from their front line in the first half.

Lee had 17 points at the half, hitting 8 of his 11 shots, while Harris had 12. Lopez was the only frontline starter to score for the Nets, scoring three points.

Meanwhile, Gasol was dominating inside for Memphis, while Conley was providing help from the perimeter. The Grizzlies pushed the lead to 21, while shooting close to 60 percent in the half. Gasol led Memphis with 16 in the half, while Conley had 14.

The Nets were able to put a dent in the advantage as the Grizzlies seemed satisfied with a double-digit lead in the early stages of the second half.

New Jersey was outhustling Memphis to the ball and the Grizzlies couldn't keep the shooting pace of the first half. Josh Boone's tip-in got the deficit to single digits causing Memphis coach Lionel Hollins to become irritated enough to call timeout.

The Nets continued to play tough defense and ended up outscoring Memphis 26-14 in the quarter to all but erase the Grizzlies advantage as Memphis carried an 81-77 lead into the fourth.

Memphis was 7 of 24 in the quarter, to help the Nets pull back into the game.

NOTES: Nets F Yi Jianlian did not make the trip because of a high ankle sprain. Boone started in place of Yi. ... New Jersey F/G Chris Douglas-Roberts, who played at the University of Memphis, received a nice ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. ... The Nets are 0-6 against teams in the Southwest Division. The Nets were playing their second game of a five-game road trip. ... Despite the home losing streak, Memphis is 9-1 at home against teams with a losing record. ... Carroll grabbed eight rebounds, setting a career high.