The Grizzlies have won eight of their last 11 games.
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Marc Gasol registered 18 points and 10 rebounds to guide the Memphis Grizzlies to a gritty 85-77 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Mike Miller went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and scored 14 for the Grizzlies, who have won eight of their last 11 games. Mike Conley and Kosta Koufos both had 12 points, while Zach Randolph totaled 10 points and 11 boards in his return to the lineup. Randolph did not play against the Nets Wednesday because of flu-like symptoms.
Taj Gibson had 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago, which had its five-game home winning streak broken. Joakim Noah ended with 15 points, eight boards and six assists.
Who is third in MVP race?
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
We can all agree that the name on this season's Maurice Podoloff Trophy will either belong to Kevin Durant or LeBron James.
Whichever of the two you like, you can't be wrong. Both are having MVP seasons and almost any rational NBA thinker can see either side of the argument.
(For the record, I still like Durant, based almost exclusively on how well the Oklahoma City Thunder, led by Durant, played in Russell Westbrook's absence.)