Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 26th 2015 Contents MEMPHIS, Tennessee---Zach Randolph had 17
points and 14 rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18
as the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to a 101-83 win
over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Vince Carter added 13 points as the Grizzlies
(31-12) won their sixth in the last seven games.
Memphis led by as many as 25 in the second
half, allowing coach Dave Joerger to rest his starters
in the fourth quarter. Marc Gasol, selected as an
All-Star starter, finished with nine points, as did
point guard Mike Conley.
Rookie Jerami Grant led the Sixers (8-36) with
a career-high 16 points, while Michael Carter-
Williams was the only other Philadelphia player
in double figures with 10 points, going 3 of 12
from the field.
The Sixers shot 38 per cent for the game and
committed 24 turnovers. (AP)
TRAIL BLAZERS 103, WIZARDS 96
PORTLAND, Ore.---LaMarcus Aldridge returned
to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was
going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points
and nine rebounds in a victory over the Wash-
Damian Lillard added 20 points and seven assists
as the Blazers snapped a two-game losing streak.
Tied at 79 midway through the fourth quarter,
Wesley Matthews made two 3-pointers that gave
Portland an 87-85 with 3:28 left. Lillard s 3 extend-
ed the lead 92-85.
Nene s layup closed the Wizards to 94-91, but
he missed a free throw then fouled Meyers Leonard
on a 3-point attempt on the other end. Leonard
made all three free throws to put Portland up 97-
91 with 1:07 left and Washington couldn t catch
up.John Wall led the Wizards with 25 points and
Aldridge had said he was expected to miss from
six to eight weeks for ligament surgery. But just
hours before the game, the Blazers announced on
Twitter that the three-time All-Star would play.
BUCKS 101, PISTONS 86
MILWAUKEE---OJ Mayo scored 20 points, and
the Milwaukee Bucks relied on perimeter shooting
and defense in the win.
The Bucks went 11 for 17 from 3-point range,
including a 4-for-5 performance from Mayo. The
reserve guard made three 3s in a 47-second span
of the second quarter to spark an 18-2 run that
gave Milwaukee a 54-40 lead with 4:27 left in the
Milwaukee also opened the second half with a
17-2 run. The Bucks led by as much as 30 in the
third quarter of a rare easy victory.
The Detroit Pistons Brandon Jennings scored
16 points before leaving late in the third with a
lower left leg injury. (AP)
HORNETS 76, KNICKS 71
CHARLOTTE, N.C---Brian Roberts scored 17 points,
and the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York
Knicks for their ninth victory in the last 11 games.
Roberts, who started in place of the injured
Kemba Walker, was 5 of 9 from the field and made
all six free throws as the Hornets snapped the
Knicks three-game win streak.
The Knicks played without Carmelo Anthony,
who was held out to rest his knee on the second
night of a back-to-back.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 25 points
and Lance Thomas had 16 points and eight
Walker missed his third game in the last five
after his knee flared up. (AP)
JAZZ 108, NETS 73
SALT LAKE CITY---Gordon Hayward scored 24
points and Trey Burke had 19 as the Utah Jazz
rolled over the reeling Brooklyn Nets.
Joe Ingles had a season-high 16 points and Danté
Exum had 13 in his second straight start in front
of Burke, who came off the bench.
Jarrett Jack had 16 points and Mason Plumlee
added 11 for the Nets, who have dropped three of
Wade hoping NBA can
better police unruly fans
MIAMI (AP)---Dwyane Wade knows making an
obscene gesture toward fans was wrong, and
merited the $15,000 fine that the NBA hit him
But the Miami Heat guard also wants the league
to help players avoid those situations.
Wade says he s asked the NBA "to do a better
job of protecting players" from the most unruly
of fans in arenas, doing so while acknowledging
that what he did in Charlotte on Wednesday
night---when he reacted to what he said was a
steady stream of comments about his wife---was
It was the first time in Wade s 12-year career
that he was fined for gesturing at or interacting
negatively with fans. He says he hit his "breaking
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, January 26, 2015
Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, left, and centre Kosta
Koufos, right, as 76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) and center Nerlens Noel (4) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game
on Saturday, in Memphis, Tennessee. AP PHOTO
Randolph paces Grizzlies past the 76ers
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