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Grizzlies win with defense again, beat Hawks 79-76
ATLANTA (AP)The officials were allowing aggressive, physical play, so theGrizzlies turned up the defensive pressure against Atlanta whilesetting an NBA record with only one free throw attempt.Zach Randolph scored 20 points and the Grizzlies set alow-scoring pace in shutting down the Hawks 79-76 Saturdaynight.Memphis's one free throw attempt is the record low since theshot-clock era was introduced in 1954-55, according to STATS.Memphis players were astonished to see only one free throw ontheir stat line.''Wow! Wow Wholesale Predator LZ BootsRandolph said he appreciated the officials allowing the physicalplay. ''But sometimes, if there is a foul, call it,'' he said.''But, you know, let us play.''Courtney Lee, who had 14 points, made the Grizzlies' only freethrow in the third period. The officials called only 22 fouls - 12against Memphis and 10 against Atlanta, which made 8 of 15 freethrows.The Hawks were held to a combined 25 points in the second andthird periods and set a season scoring low after leading 29-27following the first period. The Hawks, who were held almost 27points below their average of 102.7, had a scoring flurry to openthe game but couldn't maintain the pace.''I think I looked up, they had 22,'' Memphis coach Dave Joergersaid. ''From that point forward they had 54 total. So we reallyclamped down.''Paul Millsap had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta, whichhas lost three straight. The Grizzlies ended a two-game skid.Atlanta's Lou Williams missed a 3-pointer with about 1 secondremaining.Memphis has held eight straight road opponents to no more than90 points. The Grizzlies, one game under .500 at home, are 14-8 onthe road.Nick Calathes scored 10 points for Memphis.Millsap was scoreless in the second half before his back-to-backbaskets cut Memphis' lead to 77-72 with 1:58 remaining. He added a3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining to get Atlanta within threepoints.A miss by Marc Gasol gave Atlanta the chance for a tying finalbasket. As the Hawks passed the ball around the perimeter, coachMike Budenholzer tried to call for a timeout before Williams missedthe 3-pointer.''I wanted the timeout and I wasn't granted the timeout,''Budenholzer said.The Grizzlies' 79 points are the fewest allowed by Atlanta thisseason.''To hold a team to 79 points is a good thing in this league,''Budenholzer said. ''Offensively, we have to get to our pace and theway we want to play. It's a credit to Memphis. They want to play aslow-down game.''Atlanta led 52-50 before Memphis closed the third period with an11-2 run, including 3-pointers by Lee, Gasol and Mike Miller for a61-54 lead.Playing against the team that drafted him in the first round in2009, DeMarre Carroll scored nine of Atlanta's first 17 points asthe Hawks were sharp in the opening period. A 3-pointer by Millsappushed Atlanta's lead to double figures for the first time at22-12, and baskets by Elton Brand and Williams extended theadvantage to 14 points.Memphis scored the next 10 points as part of a 15-3 run to closethe period. Back-to-back baskets by James Johnson gave Memphis itsonly lead of the half at 31-29. The Grizzlies lost the momentum asthe Hawks led 43-37 at halftime.Kyle Korver extended his NBA record to 118 consecutive gameswith a 3-pointer when he sank a jumper beyond the arc less than 3minutes into the game.NOTES: Two teams shared the previous record-low of two freethrows by a team - the Cavaliers against the Warriors on Nov. 26,1994, and the New Orleans Hornets against the Suns on Nov. 17,2004. ... The Hawks set their previous season low for points intheir 105-79 loss to San Antonio on Jan Kobe Shoe Sale Online. 24. ... Memphis made only5 of 23 shots (21.7 percent) in the second period. ... Grizzlies GTony Allen (sprained left wrist) missed his 17th straight game andwon't return before the All-Star break. .. Cheap Mercurial Vapor XV. Joerger said PG MikeConley, held out with a sprained right ankle, is ''progressingwell.'' ... Carroll had 13 points.


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