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Grizzlies upend Warriors 99-93

  • Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut (12), of Australia, moves the ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (33), of Spain, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies brought back the inside play and tight defense that made them successful earlier this season.

And the performance with the team's new players removed the bad thoughts of the previous week's play.

Marc Gasol scored six of his 20 points down the stretch to help the Grizzlies end their two-game slide by defeating the Golden State Warriors 99-93 on Friday night.

The Grizzlies said it was the most comfortable the team had been since adding Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis in a three-team deal that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto on Jan. 30.

"We let our defense dictate our offense," said Gasol, who also grabbed 11 rebounds and was 9 of 14 from the field.


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