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Mayo leads Grizzlies to fourth straight win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Rudy Gay added 18 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Miami Heat 102-86 Sunday for their fourth straight win.

Memphis' winning streak is its longest since it won the final five games of the 2005-06 season. Darko Milicic finished with 13 points and reserve Mike Conley had 12 for the Grizzlies.

Dwyane Wade, who entered averaging a league-best 29.1 points, had his second straight subpar game. He scored 17 on 5-of-16 shooting after making nine of 24 attempts in the Heat's loss to Atlanta on Friday.

Michael Beasley led Miami with 20 points, and Joel Anthony registered a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Memphis shot 65 percent in the third and closed the quarter with a 12-2 run to take an 81-66 lead. Mayo had a big 3-pointer as the shot clock ran out and Gay had a steal and a dunk in the surge.

Miami was without forward Udonis Haslem, who missed the game due to the death of his grandmother. Yakhouba Diawara started in Haslem's place, and finished with six points.

Beasley gave the Heat a boost after both teams struggled at the start. His short bank shot put Miami ahead 31-30 with about 9 minutes left in the half. Wade's 10-footer with about 5 seconds remaining sent the teams into halftime tied at 46. Notes: Heat G Mario Chalmers, a rookie out of Kansas, was booed in the pregame introductions. Chalmers' 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation sent April's national championship game against the University of Memphis into overtime. The Jayhawks eventually won 75-68. Chalmers had a four-point play early in the third quarter. In the last two games, the top three draft picks have made it through the FedExForum. Derrick Rose, the top pick, played Friday night when the Chicago Bulls faced No. 3 pick Mayo and the Grizzlies. Sunday, Beasley, the No. 2 pick, was in town. Grizzlies F Darius Miles, signed on Saturday, was on the active roster, but not in the arena because he must serve a 10-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy by testing positive for a banned weight-loss stimulant. Grizzlies officials said he must be shown as active for the first five games of the suspension, then can appear as inactive until he is eligible to play on Jan. 4. Beasley was back after missing Friday's game against Atlanta with the flu. Miami G Daequan Cook also was suffering from the flu, but played. Jamaal Magloire was ejected with 3:11 left for head-butting Milicic as they fought for position as the Grizzlies prepared to inbound the ball.            

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