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Grizzlies stymie Bryant, Lakers

Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Memphis Grizzlies to an 85-73 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last night.

Eddie Jones added 16 points for the Grizzlies and Mike Miller had 13 before being helped to the locker room with just under two minutes left after banging his right knee while scrambling on the floor for the ball.

Shane Battier had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, and Lorenzen Wright had 12 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 18 points and Chris Mihm had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Bryant, 7 of 18 from the field, turned in another low-scoring performance after netting just 17 points Friday against Philadelphia.

Overall, the Lakers shot 32.5 percent from the field to 37.8 percent for Memphis. The Grizzlies led on the boards, 50-45.

The Grizzlies held a 42-33 advantage at intermission and kept up the pressure in the third period with a 10-0 run that Battier started with a 3-pointer. Miller hit four straight free throws in the run.

Knicks 73, Jazz 62 -- In Salt Lake City, Jamal Crawford scored 20 points and New York held Utah scoreless for almost 9 1/2 minutes in the third quarter while pulling ahead for its second straight win.

The Knicks won for only the second time under coach Larry Brown and improved to 2-2 on a six-game Western Conference road trip.

Rookie Deron Williams led the Jazz with 18 points and five assists.

Eddy Curry added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, and Stephon Marbury had 10 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Warriors 100, Bulls 82 -- Jason Richardson scored a season-high 32 points and host Golden State thrived despite a quiet night from Baron Davis, routing Chicago.

Mike Dunleavy and Troy Murphy scored 15 points apiece for the Warriors, who improved to 3-1 at home. Davis had just 10 points and six assists in 34 minutes, but hit two late 3-pointers.

Andres Nocioni scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, and Jannero Pargo hit four 3-pointers in Chicago's seventh straight loss in Oakland, Calif.

Golden State closed the first half with a 13-3 run, getting 6 points from Richardson and a running jumper from Mickael Pietrus with 4.4 seconds remaining as the Warriors grabbed a 49-36 lead.

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