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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      TORONTO          16   24   27   8     75   
      MEMPHIS          25   17   21   23    86      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - JALEN ROSE 19, RAFER ALSTON 16, DONYELL 
                      MARSHALL 10
                MEM - SHANE BATTIER 33, LORENZEN WRIGHT 20, 
                      BRIAN CARDINAL 13

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - DONYELL MARSHALL 9, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 5
                MEM - LORENZEN WRIGHT 15, BRIAN CARDINAL 9, 
                      SHANE BATTIER 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - MORRIS PETERSON 4, MILT PALACIO 3, CHRIS
                      BOSH 3
                MEM - BRIAN CARDINAL 5, JASON WILLIAMS 3, FOUR
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   18,119

Box Score

TORONTO (75) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Peterson 38 3-11 1-2 1-5 4 3 7 C Bosh 25 4-6 1-2 2-5 3 5 9 R Araujo 16 2-2 1-2 1-5 0 2 5 R Alston 35 6-13 3-3 0-1 2 3 16 J Rose 39 8-14 2-3 1-2 2 4 19 D Marshall 28 3-10 3-3 2-9 0 3 10 M Bonner 30 1-5 3-4 3-5 1 2 6 M Palacio 13 0-3 0-0 0-1 3 1 0 L Murray 14 1-5 1-2 0-3 0 2 3 P Sow 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 A Williams DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Woods DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-70 15-21 10-36 15 25 75 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 4-23, .174 (M Peterson 0-5, C Bosh 0-1, R Alston 1-5, J Rose 1-3, D Marshall 1-5, M Bonner 1-2, M Palacio 0-1, L Murray 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:6 (D Marshall 2, L Murray, M Peterson, R Araujo, C Bosh). Turnovers:16 (M Peterson 4, J Rose 3, C Bosh 3, M Bonner 2, D Marshall, R Araujo, L Murray, R Alston). Steals: 13 (L Murray 3, M Peterson 3, D Marshall 2, R Alston 2, J Rose, R Araujo, C Bosh). MEMPHIS (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Battier 41 10-17 9-11 4-6 2 3 33 B Cardinal 39 3-13 5-5 1-9 5 2 13 L Wright 44 10-14 0-2 4-15 1 2 20 J Williams 19 2-6 0-0 0-0 3 2 4 M Miller 31 3-10 0-0 0-4 2 3 6 J Posey 26 0-3 1-2 0-4 2 4 1 E Watson 29 2-7 3-6 2-5 2 3 7 R Humphrey 11 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 J Tsakalidis DNP - COACH'S DECISION S Swift DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE A Emmett DNP - COACH'S DECISION A Burks DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-72 18-26 11-44 17 20 86 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.431, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 6-17, .353 (S Battier 4-5, B Cardinal 2-5, J Williams 0-2, M Miller 0-3, J Posey 0-1, E Watson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:5 (L Wright 3, S Battier, E Watson). Turnovers:18 (S Battier 5, B Cardinal 4, L Wright 3, E Watson 3, M Miller 2, J Williams). Steals: 8 (S Battier 3, L Wright 2, E Watson 2, J Williams). ------------------------------------------- TORONTO 16 24 27 8 - 75 MEMPHIS 25 17 21 23 - 86 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Toronto - 1 (J Rose, 1:13 4th). Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (J Rose (Ejected), 0:26 4th). A: 18,119. T: 2:09. Officials: Michael Smith, Robby Robinson, Steve Javie.


Extended Box

TORONTO (75) AT MEMPHIS (86) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M PETERSON F 38 3-11 1-2 1 4 5 4 3 3 4 7 C BOSH F 25 4-6 1-2 2 3 5 3 5 1 3 9 R ARAUJO C 16 2-2 1-2 1 4 5 0 2 1 1 5 R ALSTON G 35 6-13 3-3 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 16 J ROSE G 39 8-14 2-3 1 1 2 2 4 1 3 19 D MARSHALL 28 3-10 3-3 2 7 9 0 3 2 1 10 M BONNER 30 1-5 3-4 3 2 5 1 2 0 2 6 M PALACIO 13 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 L MURRAY 14 1-5 1-2 0 3 3 0 2 3 1 3 P SOW 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION L WOODS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 28-70 15-21 10 26 36 15 25 13 16 75 (.400) (.714) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 17 (20 PTS) MEMPHIS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === S BATTIER F 41 10-17 9-11 4 2 6 2 3 3 5 33 B CARDINAL F 39 3-13 5-5 1 8 9 5 2 0 4 13 L WRIGHT C 44 10-14 0-2 4 11 15 1 2 2 3 20 J WILLIAMS G 19 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 4 M MILLER G 31 3-10 0-0 0 4 4 2 3 0 2 6 J POSEY 26 0-3 1-2 0 4 4 2 4 0 0 1 E WATSON 29 2-7 3-6 2 3 5 2 3 2 3 7 R HUMPHREY 11 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 J TSAKALIDIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION S SWIFT DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE A EMMETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION A BURKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 31-72 18-26 11 33 44 17 20 8 18 86 (.431) (.692) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18 (15 PTS) TORONTO 16 24 27 8 - 75 MEMPHIS 25 17 21 23 - 86 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - D MARSHALL 2, L MURRAY, M PETERSON, R ARAUJO, C BOSH. MEMPHIS - L WRIGHT 3, S BATTIER, E WATSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 4-23 (.174), M PETERSON 0-5, C BOSH 0-1, R ALSTON 1-5, J ROSE 1-3, D MARSHALL 1-5, M BONNER 1-2, M PALACIO 0- 1, L MURRAY 0-1. MEMPHIS 6-17 (.353), S BATTIER 4-5, B CARDINAL 2- 5, J WILLIAMS 0-2, M MILLER 0-3, J POSEY 0-1, E WATSON 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: TORONTO - J ROSE. FLAGRANT FOULS: TORONTO 1 (J ROSE (EJECTED), 0:26 4TH). OFFICIALS: MICHAEL SMITH, ROBBY ROBINSON, STEVE JAVIE. A - 18,119. T - 2:09.


Game Story

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Shane Battier made it a memorable night for Memphis Grizzlies coach Mike Fratello. Battier scored a career-high 33 points and Fratello notched his 600th win as the Grizzlies posted an 86-75 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Fratello, who took over for Hubie Brown in Memphis on December 2, became the 10th-fastest coach and 19th overall in NBA history to reach the 600-win plateau, doing so in 1,079 games. He likely would have had to wait at least another contest to join the exclusive club if not for Battier, who made 10-of-17 shots and set a new season high for the second consecutive game. "I would like to thank my assistants because I asked them three or four times to take Shane out to get him a breather," Fratello said. "Thank them for me not taking him out. They said, 'He has it going and we have to ride him.' But to be completely honest with you, the only thing I was worried about tonight was getting win No. 33 (of the season). All of that other stuff is secondary." "It's pretty cool to see him win No. 600," said Battier, who scored 25 points Tuesday against Golden State. "A lot of coaches would give their pinky for 600 wins in this league, and that's just a testament to his consistency and preparation over the years." With Memphis clinging to a 74-73 lead with just under four minutes left, Battier sparked a 13-2 game-closing run with a short jumper and converted a three-point play in the next minute to push the Grizzlies lead to six points. After James Posey made 1-of-2 from the line, Battier all but sealed the victory with a desperation fallaway 3-pointer from the left baseline as the shot clock expired to make it 83-73 with 1:27 remaining. "I just felt good," Battier said. "I mean, I don't know how I made some of those shots, but I felt good. It's rare in sports and in your career that you feel that good and want the ball and the basket seems so big, but the fourth quarter was one of those times." Battier scored 12 points in the final period, singlehandedly outscoring the Raptors, who managed just eight in the fourth on 18 percent shooting (3-of-17). Toronto missed all nine of its shots from the arc in the quarter and was just 4-of-23 overall in the period. "We just stopped passing the ball," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said. "We didn't move the ball around, and when we did get some open looks, we didn't make shots." "We picked up the defensive intensity and tried to make everything hard for them," Grizzlies center Lorenzen Wright said. "Everyone just dug deep and locked down and played some good team defense." Wright scored 12 of his season-high 20 points in the first half to lift the Grizzlies to a 42-40 lead at the break. Jalen Rose scored nine of his 19 points in the third quarter as the Raptors rallied to take a 67-63 advantage into the final period. Rose lost his composure late and was ejected after picking up a flagrant foul on Memphis guard Earl Watson with 26 seconds to play. He took off his jersey and angrily threw it into the stands before leaving the court. "You know, Jalen came in a little hard (on Watson)," Battier said. "But we've all been on the other side of that." Rafer Alston added 16 points for Toronto, which has lost both of its games in March after posting winning records in both January (8-6) and February (6-5). Memphis, which won its third straight game, shot 43 percent (31-of-72), topping the 40 percent mark for just the second time in eight games.


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