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INDIANAPOLIS - Zach Randolph gave over four dozen tickets to family and friends from his hometown in Indiana.He didnt disappoint with a big third quarter.Randolph scored 11 of his 22 points in the third and added 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.We actually got off to a good start and they made a run, but we just kept fighting, he said. We just kept playing. We started playing defence and we started getting stops.Marc Gasol had 20 points and six rebounds and Mike Conley added 17 points for the Grizzlies, who are 2-0 for just the third time in franchise history. They have a shot to open the season with three straight wins for the first time.The third quarter was the difference.The Grizzlies trailed by as much as 13 points in the third quarter, but Conley and Randolph combined for 13 points in a 26-2 run to take a 74-63 lead with 2:23 remaining in the third.Chris Copeland came off the bench with 16 points and six rebounds and C.J. Miles finished with 13 for the short-handed Pacers.They, as a veteran team, a playoff team, they stepped up their pressure, Miles said. Thats what good teams do. Play like that comes with experience. Were a team that needs to figure that out.Courtney Lee, who finished with 12 points, was diagnosed with a mild concussion after he left the game at the 2:03 mark in the second quarter. He fell to the ground after a missed lay-up and suffered a blow to the back of the head after hitting Roy Hibberts knee.He lay on the floor with his hands on his head for several minutes before he was helped to the locker room.The Pacers look its first lead early in the second quarter and led at the break 53-45.The Grizzlies shot just 9 of 20 in the second quarter and Indiana took advantage with a 13-2 run. But Memphis big third quarter was too much for the Pacers to overcome.We played with a lot more aggressiveness in the second half, Memphis coach David Joerger said. They werent able to get up as many shots and get up by as many points in the second half.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Had just nine turnovers and converted Indianas 18 turnovers into 14 points. . Despite poor shooting in the second quarter, Memphis still shot 44.3 per cent. . The Grizzlies brought three players for an Indiana homecoming. Conley and Lee are from Indianapolis, and Randolph grew up nearly 70 miles away in Marion, Indiana.Pacers: Hibbert was taken out of the mix early when he picked up his second foul at the 7:19 mark of the first quarter and didnt return until midway through the second quarter. . Beno Udrih was 3 of 3 from 3-point range and Rodney Stuckey added six points in the second quarter, including a turnaround jumper to give Indiana its first lead. . Hibbert blocked a hook-shot by Randolph early in the third quarter and Luis Scola scored to put the Pacers ahead 57-46 before the Grizzlies went on run and pulled away.DOWN LOWVogel acknowledged before the game the significance of defending the post, but the Grizzlies scored 14 points in the paint to pull away in the third quarter. At the same time, Memphis scored nine fast break points, and forced the Pacers to six turnovers and didnt commit any.UP NEXTMemphis visits Charlotte on Saturday.The Pacers travel to Atlanta on Saturday and will play three of the next four games on the road. Ken Daneyko Jersey . THE MICHAEL JORDAN FLU GAME First this famous basketball moment. The story goes like this. “Game 5, known as "The Flu Game", was one of Michael Jordans most memorable. Blake Coleman Jersey . The fourth-year guard from Carleton University kicked off his varsity career with rookie of the year honours in 2011, before racking up three straight Mike Moser Memorial Trophies for outstanding player. http://www.nhldevilshockeystore.com/nic ... ersey/.com) - The Hatch Attack is back in the Southern Conference. Stefan Noesen Jersey . Jesus Navas bookended yet another huge home win for City by scoring after 14 seconds and again in second-half stoppage time, with Sergio Aguero also netting in each half to add to an own goal by Sandro and a brilliant strike by Alvaro Negredo. Dalton Prout Jersey . "There are a lot of things that are going very well in this organization. Im not coming in here to rip things apart," Nicholson told reporters Friday. "I know what Hockey Canada was when I started, and I know where this (Oilers) organization is today.INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert stepped up when the short-handed Indiana Pacers needed a lift on opening night.Hibbert had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks, leading the Pacers to a 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.Indiana won its season opener for the fourth consecutive year, but this was the first one during that stretch without All-Star swingman Paul George, who is out after breaking his right leg in two places. The Pacers also played without two other starters, power forward David West (sprained right ankle) and guard George Hill (bruised left knee).Hibbert led the way against the youthful 76ers, and then acted like it like it was no big deal. Coach Frank Vogel knew better.Obviously with so many of the other guys out of the lineup, we called his number a little bit more than normal, Vogel said. He played a physical brand of basketball. He was effective, obviously, when he got the ball.Hibbert was 6 of 8 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free-throw line. His presence in the middle also created space for his teammates.Rodney Stuckey (16 points) and C.J. Miles (15 points), Indianas two biggest free-agent acquisitions, each made a strong first impression. Donald Sloan had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Chris Copeland finished with 11 points.On defence, where Hibbert usually thrives, he was every bit as efficient. He helped shut down Nerlens Noel in his NBA debut.With Hill and West expected to miss at least the next two games, Hibbert will try to carry the Pacers until they return.Its not necessarily taking all the shots, its just playing with force, trying to get offensive rebounds, trying to keep loose balls alive and playing defence to the best of your ability, he said. Then everybody else will fall in line.The 7-foot-2 centre scored the first four points in a key 16-6 third-quarter run tthat gave the Pacers a 78-67 lead.ddddddddddddTony Wroten led the 76ers with 22 points. Noel had six points and 10 rebounds, making going 2 for 11 from the field. The No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft missed all of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee.I saw good things in both of those positions from time to time tonight, coach Brett Brown said of Noel, who played both power forward and centre.TIP-INS76ers: Had 12 fouls in the first quarter, matching their field goal total. ... Only one of six draft picks from June played Wednesday. K.J. McDaniels finished with two points in his debut. ... Opened the game by outscoring Pacers 20-2 in paint and finished with a 48-32 advantage inside.Pacers: George opened the night by thanking fans for their support as he tries to recover from his injury, and then promised to come back stronger than ever. ... Finished the first quarter on 12-0 run to take a 26-24 lead. ... Honored former coach Bobby Slick Leonard at halftime by rehanging a banner adding the words Hall of Fame to it. Larry Bird also presented Leonard with keys to a new Cadillac Escalade. ... Hibbert was called for a technical foul after a brief scuffle with Malcolm Thomas late in the first half.CH-CH-CHANGESPhiladelphia had a completely new opening lineup from last season, with Noel, Wroten, Christapher Johnson, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson. Coupled with Indianas injuries and the free-agent departure of Lance Stephenson from the Pacers, each team had a lot of new lineups and combinations. Both coaches acknowledged the game was a bit ragged because of the changes and noted they are still experimenting with their players.UP NEXTPhiladelphia visits Milwaukee on Friday.The Pacers host the Grizzlies on Friday in what will be a homecoming for three former Indiana prep stars — Mike Conley, Courtney Lee and Zach Randolph. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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