Posted: Dec 20, 2009 5:02 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 32 points and a career-high 24 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold on for a 102-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Randolph's rebound total, including nine on the offensive end, was the highest in the league this season. His work down the stretch allowed Memphis to weather a Denver rally that got the Nuggets within two with 3:22 left when Carmelo Anthony hit an 18-foot jumper.
Randolph's 3-pointer with 43 seconds left, only his third 3 of the season, gave Memphis a 100-91 lead.
Rudy Gay had 19 points for Memphis, which snapped an eight-game losing streak to Denver. Marc Gasol had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and O.J. Mayo and Mike Conley scored 11 apiece.
Anthony finished with 41 points.
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