Grizzlies Beat Rockets - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Grizzlies Beat Rockets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 86-to-81 tonight in Memphis. Shane Battier scored 20 points for the Grizzlies, including 12 in the fourth quarter. He was 9-of-17 and grabbed seven rebounds as Memphis snapped a two-game losing streak. The Rockets, again playing without leading scorer Tracy Mc-Grady, lost their sixth straight. Eddie Jones added 17 points for Memphis. Damon Stoudamire scored 15 points and made four free throws in the final 24 seconds to preserve the Grizzlies' lead. Yao Ming was just 4-of-13 from the floor for Houston and finished with 15 points.

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