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  • 19 Apr
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Grizzlies proved again they can win close games. It didnt hurt that they didnt have to face Joel Embiid in the second overtime.Marc Gasol scored 27 points, Mike Conley had 25 and the Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers 104-99 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.Conley added nine rebounds and nine assists for the Grizzlies, who came back from an 11-point, second-half deficit for their eighth consecutive win against Philadelphia.Most of the games we play are close, so were used to it, Gasol said. We feel very comfortable in those situations.Ersan Ilyasova had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, which was looking for its first three-game winning streak in nearly three years. The 76ers had their four-game home winning streak snapped.Embiid had 12 points and 11 rebounds but didnt play in the second overtime. The rookie center is on a minutes restriction after missing the last two seasons with a foot injury. He finished with 27 minutes.Theres a human side to all of this, Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. There it is 10 feet from you. Its tempting but not wise. Thats the discipline we have to have.Embiid lobbied to enter in the second overtime but was denied.It was frustrating but those guys care about me and are looking out for me, he said.Asked if he was looking forward to having free rein with his minutes, Embiid said, I cant wait for that day to come.Zach Randolph scored the first four points of the second overtime to give Memphis a 95-91 lead. Philadelphia cut it to 99-98 after Jerryd Bayless layup with 23 seconds remaining. Conleys two free throws pushed Memphis lead back to three and Philadelphia never got closer.When you get to April, these are the games you look back on, Memphis coach David Fizdale said. You preach to your team they have another level to go to. It becomes habit.The teams were a combined 1 for 11 from the field in the first OT before Randolph put Memphis ahead 91-88 with 49 seconds left when he converted over Embiid on a drive. Bayless tied it with a 3 from the top of the key with 43 seconds left before Conleys turnover gave Philadelphia the ball back.Bayless misfired on a midrange shot that wouldve won it, and Embiid couldnt convert on a baseline jumper after an inbounds play with 1.3 seconds left.Embiid had the final shot of regulation, but his over-the-head try against the defense of Gasol went off the backboard.I dont know if Im going to get fined for this but I thought I got fouled, Embiid said.RESPECT GIVENThe Grizzlies lauded the play of Embiid and the 76ers, who dont resemble the sad-sack bunch that won 47 games combined the previous three seasons.You know youre going to have a tough night, no matter what, because they dont stop playing until that final whistle, Conley said. They scrap and claw for every little bit. Were thankful to get away with a win tonight.Of Embiid, Fizdale said, The whole league will have to deal with him a long time. Hes a special, special talent.BEEN AWHILEThe 76ers last three-game winning streak came Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) didnt play. . Memphis scored 69 points in the first half of Mondays 105-90 win over Charlotte but managed just 43 against Philadelphia. ... The Grizzlies streak of three straight games leading by 20 or more points ended.76ers: Embiid wont play on Friday night against the Bulls as part of his rehab plan. ... Richaun Holmes and Gerald Henderson both were out due to illness. ... Philadelphia committed 27 turnovers.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Miami on Friday night. Fizdale is a former Heat assistant.76ers: Host Bulls on Friday night. Air Max 95 Cheap Uk . 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Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. John Worsfold has queried the AFL match review panels decision to suspend David Zaharakis but stopped short of criticising it.The Essendon coach was the big loser from the sanctions dished out from round 15, losing Zaharakis and ruckman Mark Jamar for this weekends match with St Kilda.Zaharakis was issued with a one-week ban for a gut punch to West Coast opponent Jackson Nelson, while Jamar received a similar punishment for striking Jeremy McGovern.Worsfold suggested the in-form midfielder was desperately unlucky to be the one plucked out for suspension for a relatively common act.Theres maybe been 16 or 18 of them this year. Hes not on his own, he said.You go on track record and you see some that were so similar that have been fined.Theyve penalised him so now another 16 will go unpenalised or fined?Theyve assessed his as a bit more serious as the others so hes got to wear that.Worsfold said the two-week ban, reduced to one week with a guilty plea, wouldnt be worth argument at the tribunal.When you get one that they say is a little bit more severe than others its frustrating because its too risky to challenge it, he said.Two weeks for that would seem well and truly over the top.The Bommbers were also nonplussed by a decision to penalise Courtenay Dempsey for a fourth-quarter tackle on Andrew Gaff.ddddddddddddDempsey met the already-airborne Gaff with force, slamming him into the ground.All-time record tackler Jude Bolton called his action perfect on Twitter but acting umpires chief Luke Ball said Dempseys accentuates the lift and then tips Gaff into a pretty vulnerable position.Worsfold disagreed and thought it looked a good tackle.I would debate it should have been a free kick, he said.All the players are aware you cant lift a player in the tackle. Our argument is he didnt lift him. Gaff had jumped in the air.We have to now be aware of where the line is ... that was a really grey one.In other penalties from the round, Port Adelaide trio Kane Mitchell, Jasper Pittard, Justin Westoff and Richmond leaders Jack Riewoldt and Trent Cotchin were served with fines wrestling or melee fines from their Friday night meeting.Carlton utility Dale Thomas was also given a $1500 fine for engaging in rough conduct against Collingwood youngster James Aish. ' ' '