Randolph, Gasol lift Grizzlies over Heat

Posted at 04/10/14 2:50 PM

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots over Miami Heat forward Shane Battier (31) during the game at FedExForum. Photo by Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Grizzlies 107, Heat 102

Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph, center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley combined for 71 points, 28 rebounds and 11 assists as Memphis beat Miami to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Miami forward LeBron James scored a game-high 37 points but the Heat (53-25) dropped out of first place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Indiana.

Memphis (46-32) stayed one game behind Phoenix for the eighth and final spot in the West.

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Suns 94, Pelicans 88

Guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic combined for 41 points and guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lift the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The victory kept the Suns (47-31) one game ahead of Memphis in the battle for the West's final playoff spot.

The New Orleans bench accounted for 53 points, led by reserve center Jeff Withey with a career-high 17 points. But the Pelicans (32-46), playing without forward Anthony Davis, dropped their sixth straight game.

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Hawks 105, Celtics 97

The Atlanta Hawks overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to earn a critical win for their playoff push.

Jeff Teague recorded 19 points and eight assists, Kyle Korver added 17 and eighth-place Atlanta pushed their lead to two games over the idle Knicks with four games to play.

Atlanta (35-43) play the Nets in Brooklyn on Friday, before returning home against the Miami Heat in a preview of a potential first-round playoff matchup.

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