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Grizzlies outlast Rockets 88-87

  • Article by: KRISTIE RIEKEN
  • Associated Press
  • January 24, 2014 - 9:40 PM

HOUSTON — Courtney Lee scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 15 and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Houston Rockets for an 88-87 win on Friday night.

Mike Miller drew an offensive foul to give Houston the ball back with 8.3 seconds left. But Patrick Beverley shot an air ball 3-point attempt under heavy pressure to give the Grizzlies the victory.

It is the first win for Memphis over a Southwest Division opponent after it started the season 0-10 in the division.

The victory ruined a spectacular night for Houston's Chandler Parsons. He had a career-high 34 points and made 10 3-pointers — all in the second half. It is an NBA record for 3s in a half and a franchise record for 3s in a game.

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