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New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jrue Holiday scores 36, Pelicans snap Grizzlies' win streak

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After seven games off, a well-rested Jrue Holiday matched his best scoring night of the season and helped New Orleans snap the league’s longest winning streak. Holiday scored 36 points in his return from a left elbow injury as the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) looks to pass the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

Jan. 18, 2020 12:15 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA’s longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies survived a late rally by Cleveland to defeat the...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts while the Grizzlies run out the clock in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant, Brooks lead Grizzlies to 121-110 win over Rockets

Jan. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Early this season, the young Memphis Grizzlies were still learning how to close out games — a shortfall the team has overcome during its longest winning streak in more than three years. The Grizzlies outscored the Houston Rockets 36-27 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as...

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) shoots ahead of Golden State Warriors forward Omari Spellman (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jonas Valanciunas leads Grizzlies over Warriors, 122-102

Jan. 12, 2020 10:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas likes to remind people that there’s still room for the big man in today’s NBA. But after one of his most productive games of the season, he emphasized the team philosophy. Valanciunas had 31 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and the...

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jackson Jr., Morant lead Grizzlies past Spurs 134-121

Jan. 11, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are on their longest winning streak of the season, defeating teams above them in the standings and relying on youthful excitement in their drive for a spot in the postseason. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 24 points, Ja Morant added 22 points and a season-high 14...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) handles the ball during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Brooks, Morant lead late surge as Grizzlies beat T'wolves

Jan. 8, 2020 12:11 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies youth movement was supposed to mean a rebuilding year. But, right now, they are sitting on the edge of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Dillon Brooks scored 28 points, Ja Morant added 25 and the Memphis rallied in the fourth quarter for a 119-112...

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) dunks against the Phoenix Suns in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Valanciunas scores 30 points, Grizzlies beat Suns 121-114

Jan. 5, 2020 11:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A few bad decisions led to some anxious moments for the Grizzlies in the final minutes. A month or two ago, it all might have ended in a heartbreaking loss. But Memphis is a team that's growing up quickly and the final result was a 121-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. It...

Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant (12) dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Grizzlies beat George-less Clippers 140-114 for 7th road win

Jan. 4, 2020 7:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jae Crowder was making shots early, putting him in a rhythm that carried throughout the game. His Memphis teammates followed right along and took advantage of Los Angeles star Paul George's absence to rout the Clippers 140-114 on Saturday. The Grizzlies never scored less than 25 points...

Clippers' Paul George sits out because of tight hamstring

Jan. 4, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George won't play for the Los Angeles Clippers against the Memphis Grizzlies because of left hamstring tightness. The team ruled him out before Saturday's day game at Staples Center. Coach Doc Rivers says it's possible George could return Sunday against the New York Knicks in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, helps NBA Commissioner David Stern put on a hard hat presented to him during ceremonies at the Kings NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Sacramento, Calif. David Stern was a guy in the big city who did some of his best work fighting for the little guys. Teams in cities such as Sacramento and New Orleans might be playing elsewhere if not for the efforts of the former NBA commissioner who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)

Stern was a big-city guy and a friend to the small markets

Jan. 3, 2020 1:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug it off,...