Celtics Come Up Short Against Grizzles

Grizzlies hold off Celtics for 90-87 win in Boston

      BOSTON (AP) – Marc Gasol scored 11 points with 11 rebounds and
Zach Randolph had 13 and eight to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a
90-87 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
      Gasol stole the ball from Ray Allen and then hit a layup with
just over a minute left to put Memphis ahead 88-85. After Gasol
missed a pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds left and a chance to
go up by five, Paul Pierce missed an off-balance 3-pointer that
would have sent the game into overtime.
      The victory helped Memphis solidify its hold on the eighth and
final playoff spot in the West. The Grizzlies (40-32) are just
one-half game behind seventh-place New Orleans.
      The Celtics (50-20) missed a chance to move into a tie with
Chicago for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
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