MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay scored 27 points, and Marc Gasol added 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 105-93 victory over Real Madrid in an exhibition game Saturday night.
Mike Conley added 18 points and eight assists for Memphis, which shot 56%, including Gay going 11-for-18 from the field. Zach Randolph had 12 points, and Quincy Pondexter finished with 10 points.
Rudy Fernandez led Real Madrid with 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic had 14 points and seven rebounds.
Jaycee Carroll scored 11 points, and Sergio Rodriguez had eight points and 10 assists.
Memphis led by as many as 16, including 87-71 entering the fourth. Real Madrid cut the lead to five twice, the last time coming at 93-88 with 4:35 left.
Memphis then went on a 12-1 run to seal the game. The Grizzlies led, 62-47, at the half after shooting 59%.
Dallas 89, Alba Berlin 84: Dirk Nowitzki scored only eight points in his return to Germany, and the Mavericks overcame 27 turnovers Saturday night in Berlin. Chris Kaman, Darren Collison and Vince Carter each scored 14 points to lead the Mavericks. Deon Thompson scored 20 points to lead the eight-time German champions, who led 23-21 after the first quarter. The Mavericks’ next game on the NBA Europe Live tour is at 17-time Spanish champion FC Barcelona Rega on Tuesday, before the team returns home to face Houston on Oct. 15 in Dallas.
LeBron James will be among the Miami Heat players expected in the lineup today when the reigning NBA champions open their exhibition schedule at the Atlanta Hawks. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said point guard Mario Chalmers and center Joel Anthony, both dealing with minor injuries, will not play today. Most everyone else would be under consideration for at least some minutes against the Hawks, including guard Dwyane Wade, who will be listed as “day to day” for the entire exhibition season while he works his way back from off-season knee surgery.
“I feel good,” Wade said. “That’ll be coach’s decision.” After today’s game, the Heat will leave for a week in China and two games against the Clippers.