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Gary Trent Jr. keys late rally, Raptors beat Grizzlies

Gary Trent Jr. keys late rally, Raptors beat Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 of his 26 factors within the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 126-113 on Wednesday evening.

Fred VanVleet scored 23 factors, and Treasured Achiuwa, Pascal Siakam and Scott Barnes added 17 every. Barnes had 9 rebounds.

Ja Morant led Memphis with 23 factors and 9 assists. Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks completed with 20 factors every, and Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke added 16 factors apiece.

Memphis squandered a 12-point halftime lead, first on the scoring of Achiuwa, then on Trent’s spree within the fourth.

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Toronto used a third-quarter rush, fueled by Achiuwa hitting his first 4 pictures within the quarter, getting the Raptors again within the recreation. Achiuwa had 17 factors within the body as Toronto outscored Memphis 32-21 within the quarter.

That lower the Memphis benefit to 92-91 getting into the fourth. That’s when Trent began connecting, hitting 5 of his eight pictures within the fourth, together with all three 3-pointers because the Raptors pulled away on the finish.

Memphis shot properly all through the primary half however was hampered by ill-timed turnovers that saved the Grizzlies from constructing the lead past 14. Nonetheless, Memphis’ momentum established a 71-59 on the break with 4 gamers scoring no less than 13 factors.

Barnes already had 15 for Toronto.


Raptors: Barnes swished a 50-footer because the horn sounded to finish the primary quarter. …Have received 13 of the final 16 over the Grizzlies. … OG Anunoby missed his fourth recreation with a left hip pointer. C Khem Birch was out with proper knee swelling. … Each Achiuwa and F Yuta Watanabe had been lively for the sport, the primary of the season for Watanabe.

Grizzlies: G/F Dillon Brooks was listed as questionable with proper hamstring soreness, however began for Memphis. … The Grizzlies 71 factors within the first half had been probably the most scored towards Toronto in a half this season. … Outrebounded Toronto within the first halt 26-11, however ended the evening with a 40-34 benefit.

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Raptors: Shut out a six-game journey Friday evening at Indiana.

Grizzlies: Host Atlanta on Friday evening.


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