Sports Wright, DeRozan lead Raptors to win over Grizzlies

22:00  04 february  2018
22:00  04 february  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Delon Wright led the Toronto Raptors in scoring as they beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-86. DeMar DeRozan and Fred VanVleet chipped in with 13 each. The Raptors (36-16) have won five straight at home against the Grizzlies (18-34).

Delon Wright had 15 points off the bench as the Toronto Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-86 on Sunday. The Raptors (36-16) have won five straight at home against the Grizzlies (18-34). DeRozan led all Raptors with six points in the quarter.

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TORONTO — Delon Wright had 15 points off the bench as the Toronto Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-86 on Sunday.

DeMar DeRozan added 13 points and Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

The Raptors (36-16) have won five straight at home against the Grizzlies (18-34). Toronto improved to 21-4 on home court this season and 7-3 in its past 10 games.

The Grizzlies dropped to 5-19 on the road this season and have lost three in a row.

Memphis was paced by Marc Gasol, who had a game-high 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Andrew Harrison had 16 points and four rebounds while Mississauga, Ont., native Dillon Brooks chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds.

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The Raptors jumped out with a 12-4 surge to lead 88-78 with 7:30 to play in the fourth. Then with 2:34 remaining, Pascal Siakam capped a 6-0 run with a layup, pushing Toronto’s lead to 15.

Toronto held a 76-74 lead through three quarters.

Harrison led the Grizzlies with seven third-quarter points as Memphis out-scored Toronto 30-20 in the period. Gasol and Green each had five.

DeRozan led all Raptors with six points in the quarter. Toronto went 0-for-10 from three-point range while Memphis finished 3-for-5 in the quarter.

Memphis out-scored Toronto 24-10 in the first 8:30 of the third quarter to erase a 12-point deficit and take a 68-66 lead.

Toronto led 56-44 at the break. Lowry led the way with nine points while Valanciunas had eight points, six rebounds and three assists through two quarters.

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Gasol led all Grizzlies with 13 points while Brooks had eight points and four rebounds.

Ibaka capped a 10-2 surge by draining a shot from beyond the arc with 4:07 to play giving the Raptors a 17-point cushion — their largest lead of the half.

The Raptors opened the second on an 8-0 run.

Toronto’s bench out-scored Memphis’ 21-7 in the half led by seven points from Jakob Poeltl and six from Delon Wright.

DeRozan hit a buzzer-beating jumper to give the Raptors a 25-24 lead after one. Valanciunas and OG Anunoby had six points each to lead Toronto. Gasol paced the Grizzlies with nine points.

Note: The Raptors continue their season-long four-game home stand on Tuesday against Boston.

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