Gay, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Mavs, 92-82

Gay, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Mavs, 92-82
December 21, 2012, 10:46 pm
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Dallas Mavericks' O.J. Mayo (32) pulls down an offensive rebound over Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (33), of Spain, and Zach Randolph (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Rudy Gay scored 26 points, and Zach Randolph had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies win their fourth straight game, 92-82 over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

Marc Gasol added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis. Tony Allen finished with 10 points, but his biggest contribution was on the defensive end, holding former Grizzly O.J. Mayo, the Mavericks' leading scorer, to 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Shawn Marion and Vince Carter led the Mavericks with 14 points apiece, and Marion also had 11 rebounds. Dominique Jones had 13 points and seven assists, and Brandan Wright added 12 points.

Dallas never led, and Memphis built a 17-point advantage in the third quarter.

The Mavericks suffered through 24 turnovers leading to 29 Memphis points, and the Grizzlies' 17 offensive rebounds contributed to a 22-9 advantage in second-chance points.