Raptors 102, Grizzlies 92
TORONTO (AP) _ Vince Carter scored 24 points and the Toronto Raptors beat Vancouver 102-92 Sunday, sending the Grizzlies to their ninth straight loss in what might be the final meeting between the Canadian teams.
Vancouver owner Michael Heisley has until Monday to inform the NBA where he wants to move the team. Memphis, Tenn., is the front-runner, with Louisville, Ky., New Orleans and Anaheim, Calif., possibilities.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 26 points for the Grizzlies, who finished their road trip at 0-8.
The Raptors took control in the fourth quarter, going on an 18-3 run for a 94-83 lead with about five minutes remaining. Carter had eight points and Dell Curry five in the surge.
Toronto outscored a listless Vancouver team 26-17 in the last period. Vancouver coach Sydney Lowe has said his team has been distracted by the possible move.
Toronto’s Morris Peterson scored 20 points, Curry had 16 points and Antonio Davis finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Abdur-Rahim scored 19 points in leading Vancouver to a 52-50 lead at the half.
Notes: Toronto won the all-time series with Vancouver 7-4. ... The Grizzlies are expected to lose at least $40 million this season. .... Toronto’s Chris Childs missed the game with a sprained right index finger. ... Toronto outrebounded Vancouver 50-39.