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NBA game roundup: Grizzlies end Warriors’ winning streak

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Center Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and power forward Zach Randolph added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 105-98 Tuesday night at FedExForum, ending the Warriors’ 16-game winning streak.

This was a matchup of the teams with the two best records in the NBA, and the Grizzlies improved to 20-4 overall and 12-1 at home.

Golden State (21-3) got 22 points from guard Klay Thompson and 19 points from guard Stephen Curry. However, only half of the so-called Splash Brothers was hitting from long range, as Thompson went 4-for-5 and Curry 1-for-10.

After a driving layup from Memphis point guard Mike Conley (17 points) made it 95-88 with 3:05 left, both Golden State coach Steve Kerr and guard Andre Iguodala were hit with technical fouls for arguing that Conley traveled. Guard Courtney Lee made both free throws for a 97-88 lead.

Golden State forward Marreese Speights (18 points off the bench) sliced the lead to 101-98 with 25.3 seconds left. But Gasol pushed the margin back to five with two free throws with 15 seconds left as Memphis won its fifth straight game.

Heat 95, Knicks 91

NEW YORK – Miami guard Dwyane Wade, who was a pregame question mark due to an undisclosed illness, scored a game-high 28 points in a game that was delayed for a half hour in the first quarter due to a leaky roof.

The Heat (12-13), who won for only the third time in their last nine games, were in the midst of a 10-0 run that wrapped around a rare 31-minute delay, when a leak was spotted in the roof of the Barclays Center allowing water to fall directly onto the floor.

The game was suspended until Barclays Center officials located a tarpaulin that was stretched across the area of the roof where the water was leaking through, catching the water and enabling the game to continue.

The Nets (10-13) were led by center Mason Plumlee, who had a season-high 21 points.

Pelicans 119, Jazz 111

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans forward Anthony Davis, playing with a flak jacket to protect bruised ribs that kept him out of the previous game, scored a game-high 31 points to lead a comeback win.

The Pelicans (12-12) trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter. They had not won a game in eight tries this season when trailing entering the fourth quarter.

However, Davis scored seven consecutive points down the stretch to turn a 108-106 lead into a 115-108 advantage. The Pelicans outscored the Jazz 41-22 in the fourth quarter.

Forward Ryan Anderson shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range and added 28 points for New Orleans.

Mavericks 107, Knicks 87

NEW YORK — Dallas placed five players in double figures, led by Dirk Nowitzki’s 16 points.

New York forward Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks (5-22) with 26 points. Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. added 14 points. The Knicks failed to score at least 100 points for the 21st time this season. They are 3-11 at home and have lost by as many as 20 points on three occasions.

Wizards 109, Timberwolves 95

WASHINGTON — Guard John Wall had 21 points and 17 assists, and swingman Rasual Butler had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as Washington held off Minnesota.

Butler went 7 of 8 from the field in the final period with three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Wizards (18-6), winners of five in a row and nine of 10 overall. Washington sank 10 of 17 from beyond the arc while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Minnesota forward Thaddeus Young had 19 of his 29 points in the third period.

Up to the minute news and reports from the news wire of The Sports Xchange.

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