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Gay gets 27 as Grizzlies rout Lakers

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  1. Mallaba

    Mallaba JF-Expert Member

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    Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (left) drives past Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen during their NBA game in Los Angeles, California, Jan 2, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

    LOS ANGELES - Rudy Gay and the Memphis Grizzlies didn't get overly excited about beating the Los Angeles Lakers so thoroughly that the Staples Center crowd booed its two-time champion off the court.
    The Grizzlies were just pleased they had seized their second chance for a fresh start to the new year.
    Gay scored 27 points, Zach Randolph added 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Grizzlies roared away in the second half for a 104-85 victory over the lifeless Lakers on Sunday night.
    One day after a rough loss at Utah, and four days after losing to the NBA-worst Sacramento Kings, the Grizzlies' blowout had their bench standing in celebration for much of the second half.
    "Whenever you play good basketball, things like this happen," said Gay, who spent most of the past three days off in bed with a stomach virus. "It's just like any other team. Every other team in this league is looking at them like they're just another team to beat. With all due respect to them, they're a great team, but I felt that we came out here and played great basketball."
    O.J. Mayo scored 15 points for the Grizzlies, who made a 19-4 run in the third quarter to take a 17-point lead. Los Angeles never threatened to get back in it despite a 21-point second half by Kobe Bryant, and the Lakers were left wondering how the Grizzlies are just 15-19 after losing to Memphis twice in less than five weeks.
    "We feel like we can play with anybody, and we should have a better record than we have," said point guard Mike Conley, who had 12 points and six assists. "We've laid eggs here and there, but we're working hard to become a more consistent team."
    Gay hit two 3-pointers, repeatedly scored in transition and punctuated his night with a steal and a dramatic dunk with 6:40 to play. Randolph went 9 for 17 in the low post to win his matchup with Pau Gasol, who had 10 points and eight rebounds.
    "Coming out like this against the world champs should really motivate us to keep playing hard and winning," Randolph said. "This is really how we've got to play in the new year."
    Bryant scored 28 points for the Lakers, who have lost three of their past four home games - all three by at least 16 points, with a narrow New Year's Eve win over Philadelphia in between - and four of six overall.
    Los Angeles still leads the woeful Pacific Division by eight games, but the Lakers have looked decidedly average for most of the past two weeks. The Lakers made 20 turnovers and trailed by 26 points in the fourth quarter, eliciting boos from the fans who didn't leave early.
    Although Bryant earned yet another technical foul for a post-basket outburst, he seemed more clinical than emotional afterward.
    "We didn't execute well, and defensively we were poor," Bryant said. "We've just got to come out focused and ready to play. It's tough when you have to try to regenerate that energy every single night. It starts individually. You have to look at yourself and try to find things to get you going. Right now we can't beat anybody, but we'll be fine."
    Associated Press
  2. Chimunguru

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    hasheem thabeet je mbona simwoni aki dunk?
  3. Mallaba

    Mallaba JF-Expert Member

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    unaweza ukamwona jamaa hapo alikuwa na YAO MING [​IMG]
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    Companero Platinum Member

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    Kwenye picha iliyowekwa katika gazeti la The Citizen ameonekana akimwangalia mwenzake aki-dunk dhidi ya LA Lakers!
  5. The Finest

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    I doubt kama hasheem mkataba wake na grizzlies ukiisha kama watamuongezea mwingine tumuombee lakini
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    Kwa kweli perfomance yake hairidhishi sana sababu hakuweza kufunga hata kikapu kimoja kwenye game hiyo....
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    Mafuluto JF-Expert Member

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    ....TulisemaGa wakati ule watu wasio wa ball wakatuona mazuzu. Huyu hakuwa na basic ball background, angebaki ucon mwaka angalau mmoja au miwili, akatumia off-season kujifua zaidi ( kwenye basics hasa positioning offensively na defensively) sasa angekuwa moto wa kuotea mbali. Lakini tamaa na kuwa na washauri, wapambe wasiojua game akiwemo B2M- yeye kuishia kupiga nae picha akajiona celebrity tayari. Anaishia kuchoma mahindi wee na utakuja msikia kaishia kucheza ligi za msumbiji maana hata kule D- league hawezi kupeta !! Tena ingekuwa move nzuri kwake, ona Yao kashalosti na ndo basi tena...!
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    Yo Yo JF-Expert Member

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    mkuu mie nilikuwa mmoja wapo wa waliomtetea dogo kuingia nba......nikajua atafanya jitihada za kutosha....sasa yeye kila siku yuko dar kula bata na totozi za uswazi.....sina la mkutetea......tunamsubiri uswazi
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    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Yao Ming kaenda hewani si mchezo..