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January 19, 2013

Grizzlies beat weary Bulls in OT, 85-82

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Memphis led 44-34 at the half. Conley scored 10 points in the half and Gasol had nine. Boozer and Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 10 points apiece. Chicago was just 5-for-18 shooting in the second quarter and committed six turnovers.

After Boozer’s basket opened up the third quarter, Allen capped off an 8-0 run with a dunk to extend the lead to 52-36. Gay’s jumper gave Memphis a 54-37 lead, its largest of the game.

Randolph, who missed Friday’s win over Sacramento with a sore back, played 41 minutes.

Deng, averaging a team-high 17.4 points, tried to play through a sore right hamstring in Friday’s overtime win at Boston but scored a season-low three points on 1-of-6 shooting before aggravating the injury and exiting late in the third quarter.

Warriors 116, Hornets 112

NEW ORLEANS — Klay Thompson had a season-high 29 points, Jarrett Jack scored seven of his 25 in the final minute and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Hornets.

The Warriors trailed 110-108 in a topsy-turvy game when Jack hit two free throws with 52 seconds left to tie the score. He converted a tough floater to give Golden State a 112-110 lead, and he finished off the Hornets with three free throws.

Thompson scored 24 in the first half as the Warriors led by as much as 16. Jack, who played for the Hornets last season, added 12 assists. Stephen Curry, returning after missing two games with a right ankle sprain, had 17 of his 20 points in the second half.

New Orleans struggled on its final possessions. Eric Gordon missed an open shot that would have broken a 110-all tie. Jason Smith was called for an illegal screen when they trailed 112-110. Greivis Vasquez missed a 3-point shot that would have tied the score at 113.

Gordon scored 23 points for the Hornets, who lost despite shooting a season-high 57 percent. Rookie Anthony Davis added 20 points and 12 rebounds.

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