Gasol, Gay give Grizzlies the edge
Marc Gasol scored 18 points, Rudy Gay had 16, and the Grizzlies held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 94-85, Monday night in Memphis.
Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo added 13 each for the Grizzlies, who won for the eighth time in 10 games and moved one-half game behind the Clippers for the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 21 points and six assists.
Jazz 91, Spurs 84 - Devin Harris scored 25 points as host Utah halted San Antonio’s 11-game winning streak and boosted its own playoff hopes. .
Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter scored 14 points apiece to lead the Spurs, who chose not to bring stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili to give them some rest.
Pacers 103, Raptors 98 - Danny Granger and George Hill scored 18 points each as host Indiana took an early lead and held off Toronto.
Thunder 109, Bucks 89 - Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and Oklahoma City won its second straight game, beating host Milwaukee in a game that featured seven technical fouls.
Magic 119, Pistons 89 - Jason Richardson hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points as , host Orlando eased past Detroit.
Lakers 93, Hornets 91 - Pau Gasol had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame Kobe Bryant’s absence (sore left shin) to beat host New Orleans.
Suns 114, Timberwolves 90 - Shannon Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds and Phoenix’s reserves outscored Minnesota’s for a win in Minneapolis.
Wizards 113, Bobcats 85 - Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and visiting Washington hammered Charlotte.
Nuggets 123, Warriors 84 - Rookie Kenneth Faried had season highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds, and host Denver never trailed in its most lopsided win of the season.
Rockets 94, Trail Blazers 89 - Goran Dragic scored 22 points to lead Houston to a perfect four-game road trip.