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Conley's bucket lifts Grizzlies over Spurs 92-90

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Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 seconds left as the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-90 Monday for their third straight victory.

The Grizzlies matched their club record with their 50th win this season, and they won their 12th straight at home. Conley scored the final five points and finished with 23. Jerryd Bayless had 17 points, Marc Gasol 16, Zach Randolph 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Tayshaun Prince had 11 points.

Tony Parker had 25 points for the Spurs. Parker tried to beat the buzzer with a jumper that was too late. The Indiana barely completed a sweep of its four-game road trip by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 109-106 in a battle of division leaders. Roy Hibbert had 26 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out and Paul George added 23 points and 10 assists.

Hibbert made all eight of his shots in the first half and finished 11 for 14 from the field to help his team extend its winning streak to five and increase its Central Division lead to 6 1/2 games over idle Chicago.

Al Jefferson scored 24 points for Utah and Mo Williams hit six 3-pointers as the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-102 to extend their winning streak to a season-best five games. Wesley Matthews scored 23 for Portland still without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge because of a sprained ankle.

Utah moved a half-game ahead of the idle Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot, and two games ahead of Dallas.

Houston's Omer Asik matched his career high with 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 111-103 without James Harden and Chandler Parsons.

Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 11 assists, and Francisco Garcia had 14 points, five assists and three blocks for the Rockets, who hardly missed their top two scorers until Orlando made a late run. Rookie Maurice Harkless scored a career-high 28 points and Beno Udrih had 17 points and 10 assists for the Magic.

At Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Boston Celtics 110-100. Andrei Kirilenko had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Dante Cunningham scored 19 points off the bench for the Timberwolves, who delivered coach Rick Adelman his 998th career victory. Avery Bradley scored 19 points for Boston, which was playing without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Milwaukee had its highest-scoring total in more than four years as Larry Sanders had a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 131-102 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, while the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 108-98. Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points and Josh Smith nearly added a triple-double to lead the Atlanta Hawks over the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94.

Results of NBA matches: Detroit 108, Toronto 98; Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94; Milwaukee 131, Charlotte 102; Memphis 92, San Antonio 90; Houston 111, Orlando 103; Minnesota 110, Boston 100; Utah 112, Portland 102; Indiana 109; LA Clippers 106.

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