Raptors rebound to beat Grizzlies

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (right) drives around Raptors forward Rudy Gay during second half NBA...

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (right) drives around Raptors forward Rudy Gay during second half NBA action in Memphis on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:43 PM ET

MEMPHIS - Whatever sticky substance that was making the ball stick in Toronto’s offence got left behind in Houston.

The ball was moving right from the first possession as Rudy Gay drove the lane and kicked it out to an open DeMar DeRozan in the corner who drained the three.

By halftime the Raptors had 11 assists on 34 made baskets which isn’t necessarily that good but it was a far cry from the 10 total assists the Raps had Monday against the Rockets when they took 114 shots.

There was a bit of a lull there in the third quarter when the Raptors reverted to a lot of hero ball and the defence did go off the rails, but like a decent team, the Raptors got it back and wound up riding home a 103-87 win.

Also left behind in Houston was the steady path to the free throw line the opposition owned. The Raps completely flipped the tables on that one getting to the line 39 times and converting 33 of them while the home side Grizzlies only made 11 trips there.


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