Rudy Gay scores eight of 29 points in OT, Grizzlies beat Raptors 109-102

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Rudy Gay's timing was perfect for the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Gay scored eight of his 29 points in overtime and the Grizzlies beat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 to snap a five-game losing streak.
"When you feel good about something, you just keep going to it," said Gay, who made four of five shots in the extra session. "I felt good and I made the best of it."
Zach Randolph had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had lost seven of their last eight.
O.J. Mayo scored 22 points for Memphis, and Mike Conley added 13 points and eight assists.
"It says a lot about our heart and how much resilience we have," Conley said. "We were down late in the game and we had to come back and fight. It's real big for our confidence and our momentum. It's going to be a game that we can look back on that really helped us turn it around."
The Grizzlies kept calling Gay's number in overtime, taking advantage of a switch that saw him guarded by the smaller Jose Calderon.
"We were running the same play," Gay said. "We got something out of it the first time so we kept on going to it and fortunately it kept on working.
"It didn't really matter who was in front of me. That's just how you feel. It's not the fact that it was Calderon, it's the fact that I had the ball and I had to make something."
Elsewhere in the NBA it was: Orlando 116 Detroit 91; Chicago 115 New York 109; San Antonio 90 Indianapolis 87; Miami 87 New Jersey 84; Washington 108 Minnesota 99; Utah 98 New Orleans 90; Houston 127 Milwaukee 99; Dallas 107 Phoenix 97; Atlanta 110 L.A. Clippers 92; and Golden State 130 Sacramento 98.
At Toronto, Chris Bosh had 32 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who had won eight straight home games and eight of nine overall. Andrea Bargnani had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Calderon had 12 points and nine assists, while Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems each scored 10 points for the Raptors, who topped 100 for the 18th straight game.
"It's tough because we were playing well at home and these are the types of games we need to win," Calderon said.
Randolph, who played much of the fourth and all of overtime with five fouls, had a chance to tie it on a three-point play with 5:06 left, but missed the free throw. Bosh responded by making two from the line, feeding Bargnani for a hook shot, then beating his chest after blocking a shot and scoring a layup to make it 93-86 with 2:54 remaining.
Mayo scored four points and Mike Conley added a fast-break layup after Weems landed hard out of bounds while trying to save a loose ball, making it a one-point game, 93-92.
Bargnani converted another hook shot before Bosh grabbed the rebound on Conley's miss and drained a jumper at the other end, putting Toronto up 97-92 with 37 seconds to go.
"I think they were kind of relaxed and thought the game was over," Mayo said.
It certainly wasn't. Mayo made a quick three and, after Bargnani missed a jumper, Randolph tied it on a driving layup with 1.7 seconds left.
"We could have called timeout and set something up but I felt like we had a break so I wanted to get it up the court real quick," Conley said. "I heard Zach calling my name from behind. I just wanted to bounce him the ball, get it to him where he could score, and he finished it."
Toronto had a chance to win but Bosh missed a jumper from the corner, sending it to overtime.
"These are tough games because we haven't played in a week," Bosh said. "They played last night and they were able to shake their rust off."
Memphis, which lost 109-95 at home to Phoenix on Tuesday, carried the momentum from its late surge into overtime.
The Grizzlies opened the game with a 13-0 run and made all four of their three-point attempts in the first quarter to lead 28-16 after one.
"We got off to a slow start and we were very sluggish," Raptors coach Jay Triano said. "We had a hard time getting it going at all."
Magic 116 Pistons 91
At Orlando, Dwight Howard had a season-high 33 points and added 17 rebounds to help the Magic beat Detroit on Wednesday.
The reigning defensive player of the year added seven blocks in a dominating performance that gave Orlando its 11th win in the last 14 games.
Bulls 115 Knicks 109
At New York, Derrick Rose scored 27 points and Luol Deng added 23 as Chicago beat New York to complete a sweep of a home-and-away series.
The Bulls rallied from a 15-point deficit to move above .500 at 27-26 and hand the Knicks their fifth straight loss.
Spurs 90 Pacers 87
At Indianapolis, Tony Parker scored 28 points for San Antonio after missing the final game before the all-star break because of a strained left hip flexor.
Tim Duncan had just eight points on 4-for-23 shooting, but had 26 rebounds and five assists. Manu Ginobili added 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Spurs.
Heat 87 Nets 84
At East Rutherford, N.J., Michael Beasley had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Miami overcame the early loss of all-star MVP Dwyane Wade to beat New Jersey for its season-high fourth straight victory.
Wade strained his left calf sometime in the opening 7:26 and did not play again. He finished with eight points, snapping his streak of 148 straight games in double figures, the second-longest active streak in the NBA behind LeBron James (255).
Wizards 108 Timberwolves 99
At Washington, Andray Blatche, subbing for the not-yet officially traded Antawn Jamison, scored a career-high 33 points and had 13 rebounds for the Wizards.
Al Jefferson led Minnesota with 18 points.
Jazz 98 Hornets 90
At New Orleans, Paul Millsap scored 24 points on 11 of 13 shooting, and Carlos Boozer scored six of his 16 points in the last 3:06 for Utah.
Boozer added 15 rebounds, and Deron Williams had 16 points and 10 assists for the Jazz.
Rockets 127 Bucks 99
At Milwaukee, Trevor Ariza hit a career-high six three-pointers, scoring 22 points, and Houston hit 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Shane Battier was 6-of-6 from three-point range, one short of his career high, and finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Houston.
Mavericks 107 Suns 97
At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points, and newcomer Caron Butler started a key third-quarter run for the Mavericks.
Butler, acquired from Washington in a seven-player deal Saturday, scored 15 points and hit a jumper to open a 16-4 run in the third.
Hawks 110 Clippers 92
At Los Angeles, Al Horford scored a career-high 31 points in his 200th NBA game and Atlanta sent the wheeling-and-dealing Clippers to their sixth straight loss.
Josh Smith had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Joe Johnson added 18 points for Atlanta.
Warriors 130 Kings 98
At Oakland, Calif., C.J. Watson scored a career-high 40 points and Stephen Curry had a career-best 15 assists to help Golden State break out to a 30-point first-half lead in a victory over Sacramento.
Watson scored 23 points in the first half, matching his season high for a game, and made 15 of his first 16 shots and set his career high with an off-balance layup in the closing minute. He also had seven rebounds and six assists.

Organizations: Memphis Grizzlies, Knicks

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