NBA: Ex-Cat Bayless pours in 30 as Grizzlies win

2013-03-24T00:00:00Z NBA: Ex-Cat Bayless pours in 30 as Grizzlies winThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Former Arizona Wildcat Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 30 points and the Memphis Grizzlies weathered a fourth-quarter rally by Boston's reserves to escape with a 110-106 victory over the Celtics on Saturday night.

Seven Memphis players finished in double figures and three recorded double-doubles.

Darrell Arthur, starting for Zach Randolph, scored 18 points, while Randolph had 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

Tayshaun Prince and Mike Conley had 12 points apiece, Conley adding 10 assists, Ed Davis scored 11 points, and Tony Allen added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Conley also had four steals, while Davis blocked five shots.

Paul Pierce led Boston with 26 points, while Jordan Crawford keyed a fourth-quarter rally, scoring 14 of his 21 points in the final frame.

Jeff Green finished with 10 points, and ex-Wildcat Jason Terry had 10 as the Celtics suffered their fourth straight loss.

• Nuggets 101, Kings 95: In Denver, Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack and the Nuggets extended their winning streak to 15 games.

Kenneth Faried had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won a franchise-best 17 straight at home.

• Pistons 92, Bobcats 91: In Charlotte, N.C., Charlie Villanueva scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead driving layup with 15 seconds left, and Detroit snapped a 10-game losing streak.

• Bulls 87, Pacers 84: In Chicago, Luol Deng scored 20 points, Carlos Boozer had 18 and the Bulls overcame the absence of starting center Joakim Noah.

Deng had 13 points at halftime, but Chicago's reserves sparked the Bulls' second-half rally, outscoring Indiana's reserves 32-15 to snap the Pacers' three-game winning streak.

• Knicks 110, Raptors 84: In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, Kenyon Martin had another big game against Toronto, and the Knicks finished off a home-and-home sweep of the Raptors.

J.R. Smith added 25 points for the Knicks.

• Clippers 101, Nets 95: In Los Angeles, Chris Paul had 29 points and 11 assists as the Clippers rallied. Brooklyn led 75-70 entering the fourth quarter.

• Warriors 101, Wizards 92: In Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry had 35 points and dished out eight assists as Golden State won.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento city officials reached a preliminary agreement Saturday night for a new downtown arena with an investment group that hopes to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.

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