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Grizzlies snaps Warriors 16-game winning streak

Marc Gasol scored 24 points to lead Memphis.

MARC GASOL scored 24 points, and the host Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors' NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory last night.

Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 17 points, and Randolph also had 10 rebounds as Memphis earned its fifth straight win. Vince Carter added a season-high 16 points, and Jon Leuer had 11.

The Warriors came in with the NBA's best record at 21-2. They lost for the first time since Nov. 11 against the Spurs, also the last team to beat Memphis. This was the first time in NBA history in which both teams had 19 or more wins in the first 24 games.

Golden State star Stephen Curry missed back-to-back three-pointers in the final 10 seconds. He had 19 points on 9-for-25 shooting, including a 1-for-10 night from beyond the arc.

Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors, and Marreese Speights had 18. Harrison Barnes scored 11 points while playing with a mask to protect a broken bone in his face.

In other games

* At Brooklyn, Dwyane Wade scored 28 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Nets, 95-91, in a game delayed 29 minutes because of a water leak.

Mason Plumlee scored 21 points for the Nets.

* At New Orleans, Anthony Davis returned from a chest injury and scored 31 points, and the Pelicans overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Utah Jazz, 119-111.

Davis, who sat out most of Friday night's victory over Cleveland and all of Sunday night's loss to Golden State, played with a protective vest that did not appear to inhibit him.

Enes Kanter scored 29 points for Utah.

* At Washington, John Wall scored 21 points and equaled a career high with 17 assists and Rasual Butler had 23 points as the Wizards won their fifth game in a row, 109-95 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Washington scored 14 straight to take a 14-2 lead less than 4 1/2 minutes into the game. Wall had 10 points and six assists in the first quarter.

Thaddeus Young, who led a third-quarter charge, had a season-high 29 points for Minnesota, which has lost nine of 10. Shabazz Muhammad had 21.

* At New York, Tyson Chandler had three dunks during Dallas' sizzling start to his return to New York, and Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points to help the Mavericks beat the Knicks, 107-87.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points for the Knicks.


* Milwaukee forward Jabari Parker is likely to miss the rest of his rookie season after suffering what the Bucks suspect is a torn ACL in his left knee, league sources told

The Bucks are expected to announce today that Parker is lost for the season. He suffered injury in the third quarter of Monday night's win in Phoenix.

Since being selected No. 2 overall in June by the Bucks, Parker had emerged as a top rookie of the year contender in Milwaukee's surprising 13-12 start, averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

* Minnesota Timberwolves backup center Ronny Turiaf will miss the rest of the season recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.

Turiaf appeared in only two games this season, his second with the Timberwolves. They're his seventh NBA team in 10 seasons in the league.

* Chris Mullin is reluctant to become Sacramento's next head coach, according to a report., citing sources, reported owner Vivek Ranadive wants to promote Mullin from an advisory post with the team to head coach, replacing Mike Malone who was fired Sunday.