Grizzlies struggle toward end of loss to Toronto

Toronto-Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas made the most of his opportunities against the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring a season-high 23 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-86 win over Memphis.

A pair of former Grizzlies guards, now in Toronto, hurt Memphis.  Kyle Lowry scored 22 and Greivis Vasquez added 17 for the Raptors, who broke an 80-all tie with six minutes to go with a 19-6 run to finish the game.

Zach Randolph led Memphis with 16 points, but the Grizzlies loss combined with a Phoenix win cut Memphis’ lead for the final playoff spot in the West to just one game over the Suns.

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