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Grizzlies hand Warriors 13th straight road loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 25 points, O. J. Mayo added 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies sent the Golden State Warriors to their 13th consecutive road loss with a 123-107 victory Saturday night.

Zach Randolph finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Darrell Arthur matched his career high with 16 points and had a season-best 13 rebounds, and Mike Conley scored 15 points. Gay was 4 of 6 from 3-point range, a season high in 3-pointers made.

Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 28 points, connecting on 12 of his 20 shots. Corey Maggette scored 20 points, Reggie Williams added 15. C.J. Watson had 13, and Anthony Tolliver had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Memphis, which outrebounded Golden State 54-37, Memphis put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors 38-26.

Golden State entered the game as the second-highest scoring team in the NBA.

As expected, the defense was porous and the pace quick at the start. Memphis was getting its points inside, but the Warriors were shooting 63 percent early. And a lot of that came from Golden State getting to the basket right through Memphis defenders.

Meanwhile, Memphis missed rebound putbacks and failed to convert on consecutive fast-break opportunities.

Memphis opened the second half on a 9-2 run to extend its lead to 12. Then, Randolph and Conley got untracked, keying a Memphis run that put the Grizzlies ahead 101-80. That helped Memphis carry a 107-90 advantage into the fourth, and they coasted home from there.

NOTES: Even with Curry returning to the lineup after missing two games because of a sprained left ankle, the Warriors had only nine players available. "There's not much you can do as a coach," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "You can't match up. You've got to play with what you have, and go to your strength. You can't really make anybody pay the price of a matchup." ... Memphis is 12-1 at home against teams with losing records.