Miller gets Grizzlies' first triple-double


Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 12:00 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.
  • KNICKS 92, CAVALIERS 84: 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.
  • BOBCATS 111, ROCKETS 106 (2OT): 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.
  • PISTONS 96, HORNETS 86: Richard Hamilton scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and visiting Detroit rallied to beat New Orleans.
  • CELTICS 98, HAWKS 94: 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.
  • BUCKS 95, TIMBERWOLVES 92: 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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