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Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork. Ilkay Gundogan Jersey .com) - Zach Randolph finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds and Marc Gasol scored a game-high 26 points as the Memphis Grizzlies downed the Toronto Raptors 92-86 in a battle of division leaders. Gasol added seven boards and five assists, while Mike Conley netted 12 points, including Memphis only 3-pointer during a late run that put the game away. The Southwest Division leaders rebounded from Mondays home loss to the Mavericks and have won five of six overall. Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which still holds a healthy lead atop the Atlantic Division but has gone just 3-8 over the last 11 games. Once our offense catches up with our defense well be back to...winning more games, Lowry said. The Raptors pulled down 18 offensive rebounds over the first three quarters to help offset an ugly 33.3 percent shooting effort. Their 18 second-chance points staked them to a 61-60 lead going into the fourth, but their struggles from the field continued as they missed their first six shots. Gasol hit a hook shot and a jumper to open the final quarter, then assisted on buckets from Jon Leuer and Nick Calathes for a quick 8-0 run that gave Memphis the lead for good. Grizzlies head coach David Joerger commented after the game regarding Gasols chance at starting in this years All-Star Game. It would mean a lot to everyone in the organization and I think the whole city, Joerger said. He deserves the accolade. Toronto was 2-for-21 from 3-point range prior to Lowry draining one with under six minutes to play. The triple cut the deficit to one, but a Calathes layup off a give-and-go with Gasol followed by two Randolph baskets extended the Grizzlies lead to 77-70. Another Lowry 3 pulled the visitors within four, and the Grizzlies answered with the next seven points, including Conleys make from behind the arc that helped seal the win. Memphis was 0-for-6 from deep prior to Conleys make. There were five lead changes and 14 ties in the first half, which ended with Memphis holding a slim 41-38 lead. Game Notes Randolph has recorded seven straight double-doubles since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for nine games ... Torontos DeMar DeRozan, who recently missed 21 games with a groin injury and was held scoreless his previous two games, finished with six points on 2-of-11 shooting ... Toronto had won the previous three meetings. Germany Jerseys . -- Jesse Lussier scored 8:24 into overtime as the Halifax Mooseheads erased a four-goal deficit to beat the host Val-dOr Foreurs 6-5 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Marvin Plattenhardt Jersey . Still, Encarnacion felt a sense of relief. He felt a pop just before crumpling to the ground after running out a groundball in the first inning of Saturdays game. It could have been worse. “Its going to take maybe two weeks,” said Encarnacion. “It depends how Im going to be and how Im going to be day after day, feeling better or not. . It took five games, but the Celtics finally helped Stevens earn his first NBA victory. "Im going to celebrate for a whole 12 minutes, and then Im going to start watching Orlando and trying to figure them out," the first-year Celtics coach said after Boston beat the Utah Jazz, one of the leagues other winless teams, 97-87 on Wednesday night.On the final day of Ottawas season, coach Paul MacLean stood before the assembled media and acknowledged the obvious: Almost everything that could go wrong did, and across-the-board improvements were imperative.I think in the National Hockey League you have to play well enough, long enough to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, MacLean said. We didnt do that. I think we have to change our approach. We have to get to that identity right away.For a group that returns nearly intact a€” save for two notable exceptions--it will be interesting to see if the Senators implement and execute a plan that leads to the Stanley Cup playoffs returning to the Canadian capital.Here are things to keep in mind before the Senators open Oct. 9 in Nashville.WHOS IN GOAL?: Essentially, Robin Lehner is Ottawas goaltender of the future. The goaltender of the present is a decidedly murkier topic. During training camp, MacLean stated Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goaltender, before adding Robin Lehner has played well enough and earned the right to challenge, to play in more games. Also complicating matters, Craig Anderson agreed to a three-year deal worth $12.6 million in August.METHOT MAN: Defenceman Marc Methot is in the last year of a four-year, $12 million contract. Both the player and the team have expressed interest in a long-term marriage. So that should be easy, right? Wrong. The Senatorss and Methots representation have engaged in a negotiation thats become nasty. Mario Gomez Jersey. Its not always pretty, Methot said at training camp. I would like to get something done.SHORT ON SCORING?: One of the bright spots for the Senators in 2013-14 included their 2.79 goals per game average (10th in the NHL). But that strength absorbed a significant blow in the off-season as top-line centre Jason Spezza was traded to Dallas, and right wing Ales Hemsky signed with the Stars. Spezza totalled 66 points in 75 games last season, while Hemsky finished with 43 points in 75 games with Edmonton and Ottawa. Replacing that production will be a collaborative effort.THE MIDDLEMAN: Along with the offensive production, the departure of Spezza leaves a substantial chasm at centre. Spezza won 54 per cent of the faceoffs he took last season and ranked second among Senators forwards with an average ice time of 18:12 per game. So the question is who replaces him? Kyle Turris will get the first chance, and hes looking forward to it. Its going to be a challenge that I think Im ready for, Turris said.LACK OF Defence: Ottawa was one of the weakest defensive teams in the NHL last season. Only the Islanders, Panthers and Oilers had a worse goals-against average than the Senators 3.15. That deficiency was compounded by a penalty kill success rate (80.9 per cent) that ranked 17th. China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Online Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '

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