Miller gets Grizzlies' first triple-double
Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 11:03 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 11:03 a.m.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Former Gator Mike Miller had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, recording the Grizzlies' first triple-double since moving from Vancouver, and Memphis beat the Sacramento Kings 99-85 Tuesday night.
Miller was 8-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-9 from outside the arc. He grabbed his 10th rebound with just over a minute left, drawing a roar from the home crowd.
Pau Gasol led Memphis with 27 points, going 12-of-18 from the field, while Hakim Warrick scored 16. Shane Battier and Bobby Jackson each scored 15 for Memphis.
Memphis built its lead with a run that started late in the first half and extended into the third period. With their defense leading to transition baskets, the Grizzlies erased a 15-point deficit and built an 11-point advantage.
Miller keyed the rally, which got an unexpected spark from Warrick. Several dunks off rebounds and drives gave the rookie from Syracuse his career high through three quarters.
Jamal Crawford scored 26 points, 20 in the second half, and visiting New York held Cleveland to 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Knicks won their season-high fourth straight.
Raymond Felton made a running jumper with 20 seconds to play in the second overtime, then hit a pair of free throws to seal host Charlotte's victory.
Richard Hamilton scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and visiting Detroit rallied to beat New Orleans.
Ricky Davis converted a three-point play with 1:40 left to give Boston its first lead since the opening quarter, and the visiting Celtics held on to beat Atlanta.
Michael Redd scored 22 points, and host Milwaukee snapped a three-game losing streak by beating slumping Minnesota.
Marko Jaric nearly rallied the Timberwolves in the final minute, scoring 21 points to lead the Timberwolves, but missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
The Bucks (18-14) blew fourth-quarter leads in two games against Cleveland and a game against Chicago.
The Timberwolves (15-17) have lost five of their last six.
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