Friday, March 7, 2014
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Conley scored 20 points Saturday night and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-87 for their eighth consecutive victory.
Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and three other players scored in double figures for the Grizzlies, who own the NBA's best record at 8-1. Rudy Gay had 16 points, and Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 12 apiece.
Memphis led by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Byron Mullens scored 18 points and Kemba Walker added 17 for the Bobcats, who cut the Grizzlies' lead to five points three times in the final period, the last at 92-87 on Bismack Biyombo's dunk with 13 seconds remaining.
MAVERICKS 103, CAVALIERS 95: O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and Dallas used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to win at Cleveland.
Chris Kaman scored 15 points, and Vince Carter and Darren Collison added 14 apiece for Dallas, which won on the road for the second time in six games.
JAZZ 83, WIZARDS 76: Al Jefferson scored 21 points, Gordon Haywood added 15 in his first game as a reserve this season, and visiting Utah kept Washington winless.
The Jazz committed 19 turnovers but pulled away in the fourth quarter while closing a four-game trip with a sloppy performance -- and got away with it because they were playing the Wizards. Washington became only the second team in NBA history to start 0-8 in back-to-back seasons.
SPURS 126, NUGGETS 100: Manu Ginobili had 20 points and San Antonio, at home, set a season high for points.
DeJuan Blair added 19 points and Danny Green had 15 for San Antonio (8-2). Tony Parker and Tim Duncan each scored 14 points while playing 25 and 23 minutes, respectively.
BUCKS 117, HORNETS 113: Monta Ellis scored six of his 22 points in the final two minutes to help Milwaukee hold on at home.
Brandon Jennings also had 22 points and Mike Dunleavy added 17 for Milwaukee.
HEAT 97, SUNS 88: Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting, LeBron James added 21 and the Miami closed a six-game trip with a victory .
CLIPPERS 101, BULLS 80: Blake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final six minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping Los Angeles win at home for its fifth straight victory.
CAVALIERS: Center Tyler Zeller returned after missing four games with a fractured left orbital bone and a concussion.
• Guard Kyrie Irving briefly left the game against Dallas because of an injury to his left hand but returned to start the fourth quarter.