PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rudy Gay tied his season high with 33
points, including a clutch jumper with 19 seconds remaining, Zach
Randolph added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies
registered their first road win of the season with a 102-97 victory
over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
Marc Gasol had 19 points and O.J. Mayo 12 for the Grizzlies
(4-8), who have won three straight and improved to 1-6 on the road.
It was their first three-game winning streak in November since
2005, and their first victory in Philadelphia since Feb. 9, 2005.
No member of the current Grizzlies team was on the roster for
that last win.
Lou Williams scored a career-high 31 points, Elton Brand added
22 and Andre Iguodala had 15 for the Sixers (5-7).
With the Grizzlies leading 98-95, Gay connected on a 17-foot
jumper from the right wing with a second remaining on the shot
clock to seal the victory. Gay scored 12 points in the fourth
quarter on 5-of-7 shooting and finished the game with 10 rebounds.
A number of Allen Iverson jerseys were visible throughout the
arena as the crowd anticipated the return of the former Sixers
All-Star guard. Though Iverson was waived by the Grizzlies on
Tuesday, a larger-than-usual crowd of 14,269 still showed up at the
Without Iverson, the young Grizzlies raced past the Sixers en
route to a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
A jumper by Iguodala cut the lead to 92-86 before Marcus
Williams hit a jumper and Gay followed with a fast-break layup for
a 96-86 advantage with 4:08 remaining.
The Sixers scored five straight to get within 96-91 before Mike
Conley hit a layup, his first field goal, for a 98-91 lead with
Leading 72-71, the Grizzlies went on to score the final six
points of the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Mayo, a free throw by
Williams and a driving layup by Williams for a 78-71 advantage.
Williams scored 16 points for the Sixers as they held a 50-49
advantage at halftime.
NOTES: Sixers C Primoz Brezec was called on for the first time
this season, playing four minutes in the first half. He was 0 for 3
with two rebounds. ... Memphis missed all four of its 3-pointers in
the first half. ... The Sixers play seven of their next eight games
on the road. ... Memphis outrebounded the Sixers 48-28.
The Grizzlies host the Milwaukee Bucks and Rookie Phenom Brandon Jennings Saturday night at FedExForum.