Grizzlies Outlast Rockets in 2-OT as Lowry Produces Triple-Double - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Grizzlies Outlast Rockets in 2-OT as Lowry Produces Triple-Double

Being this is the Pre-Season, the Memphis Grizzlies haven't worried too much about having 7-footer Pau Gasol out of the lineup with a Sprained Ankle..

But, the Grizz haven't faced the Likes of 7'6" Yao Ming during these Dress Rehearsals, either.

Take you to the Toyota Center Tuesday night in Houston where the Grizzlies play the first of a back to back home and home against the Rockets..

Kyle Lowry scored 21 points, including a tip-in

at the buzzer to end the second overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies

beat the Houston Rockets 109-107 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

Lowry added 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

Luther Head hit a 3-pointer and Carl Landry had a three-point

play to give the Rockets a 107-101 lead with 2:17 to play in the

second overtime.

But Memphis came back to tie it on consecutive baskets by Rudy

Gay, Lowry and Casey Jacobsen with 43 seconds to play. Lowry had

eight points in the two overtimes.

Jacobsen finished with 17 points for the Grizzlies.

Stromile Swift sparked a second-half rally to help the Grizzlies

come back from a 12-point deficit in the first half. Swift had 16

points, including 13 in the third quarter.

Trailing by one to start the fourth, Memphis got seven points

from Juan Carlos Navarro to pull even at 70 with 7:53 to play.

Houston's Steve Francis scored 13 points, six in the first

overtime.

Francis, who signed as a free agent in the offseason with his

former team, scored five points in the fourth quarter to help

Houston come back from a 79-75 deficit.

Rockets starting guard Rafer Alston sat out the game with a

bruised right thigh and is day-to-day. Mike James started in his

place and led Houston with 19 points.

James had 11 points, making all three 3-pointers, in the first

quarter. The Rockets led by as many as seven during the period and

were up 21-16 at the end of it.

Bonzi Wells came off the bench in the second quarter and added

six points as Houston led by as many as 12 before settling for a

42-33 halftime lead

Final Score..109-107

The Grizz and Rockets complete the Home and Home Wednesday night here in Memphis at FedExForum.

  Tipoff is 7pm.

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