Bucks Beat Grizzlies 114-105
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Ray Allen scored 26 points and the Milwaukee Bucks used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-105 Tuesday night.
Glenn Robinson added 23 points and Sam Cassell had 20.
After trailing since late in the first quarter, the Grizzlies took the lead late in the third and held a two-point edge entering the fourth, 85-83.
The Bucks, who got 13 points from Tim Thomas and 11 from Anthony Mason, used the 13 unanswered points to take a 106-92 lead. The Grizzlies went almost five minutes without scoring.
The Grizzlies were led by Stromile Swift, who had a career-high 27 points. His previous high was 24 against Cleveland in November. Pau Gasol, Shane Battier and Jason Williams had 19 points each. Will Solomon had 10.
Milwaukee outshot Memphis 53 percent to 42 percent and outrebounded the Grizzlies 44-33.
The Bucks led by as many as 16 points, 61-45, in the first half and broke for intermission with a nine-point advantage, 67-58.
Allen led the Bucks with 18 points in the first half, while Stromile Swift had 16 for Memphis.
Notes: The Grizzlies and Bucks played twice last year with each team collecting a victory. Overall, the Bucks hold a 7-4 lead in their series. ... Thomas has scored in double figures 11 times in the past 12 games. Coming into the game, Gasol was the only rookie in the league leading his team in scoring. ... Gasol and fellow rookie Shane Battier are the only Grizzlies to play in every game this season. Battier has started each game.