NBA roundup: Rudy Gay shoots Grizzlies past 76ers

Rudy Gay’s name is one of the hottest around in NBA trade rumors.
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Rudy Gay’s name is one of the hottest around in NBA trade rumors.

Rudy Gay to Toronto. Rudy Gay to Boston. It’s easier to count the teams that don’t covet Gay.

But as long as he’s still with Memphis, Gay is doing what he can to help the Grizzlies win.

Gay scored 26 points and scored the winning basket off his own rebound with 13.3 seconds left to lead Memphis to a 103-100 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia on Monday night.


Gay’s name is one of the hottest around in NBA trade rumors. The Grizzlies, who rallied from 17 points down to beat the Sixers, are fourth in the Western Conference and listening to offers for their leading scorer. He showed his value down the stretch, hitting the go-ahead bucket, then sinking two free throws to seal the win.

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‘‘Whether I’m here or not, it shouldn’t affect this team,’’ Gay said. ‘‘I’m going to be a professional about it and make sure that it doesn’t.’’

Marc Gasol scored a season-high 27 points and Jerryd Bayless had a season-high 21 to help the Grizzlies win without point guard Mike Conley, who sat out with a sprained left ankle suffered in Sunday’s loss to New Orleans.

With Philadelphia trailing, 101-100, Thaddeus Young missed a short attempt and the Grizzlies grabbed the rebound. Gay hit both attempts from the free throw line for the 3-point cushion and Nick Young couldn’t get the tying shot off at the buzzer for the Sixers.

Evan Turner scored a season-high 27 points and Young had 23 for the Sixers.


Nets 97, Magic 77 — Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, and Brooklyn beat Orlando for its eighth straight home victory.

The Nets rebounded from their first two-game losing streak under P.J. Carlesimo, finishing a four-game sweep of the Magic, who dropped their sixth in a row.

Brook Lopez scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 13 for the Nets.

Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the 17th time in 19 games.

Warriors 114, Raptors 102 — David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an ankle injury, and visiting Golden State beat Toronto.


Klay Thompson scored 19 points and Andrew Bogut returned from an injury to score 12 for the Warriors. Aaron Gray had a career-high 22 points for the Raptors.

Bulls 93, Bobcats 85 — Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 to lift host Chicago past Charlotte.

Luol Deng returned to the Bulls’ lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury and scored 12 points in 31 minutes.

Kemba Walker and Ben Gordon led the Bobcats with 18 points apiece.

Rockets 125, Jazz 80 — James Harden scored 25 points and Houston handed Utah its worst home loss in franchise history.

The Jazz had won six straight at home but simply couldn’t keep pace in transition. They were outscored, 26-2, on the break and shot just 39.5 percent. Their previous worst loss was by 33 points to Milwaukee on Nov. 18, 1980.

Kings 96, Wizards 94 — Isaiah Thomas made a floater with a second to play, capping a seesaw finish as Sacramento broke a four-game losing streak by winning in Washington.

Thomas dribbled down the clock after the Wizards tied the game on Martell Webster’s short jumper with 7.9 seconds to play, then drove down the middle and put the ball in.

Nuggets 102, Pacers 101 — Andre Iguodala hit a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, helping host Denver win its fourth straight game.