Raptors 110, Grizzlies 84
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Antonio Davis scored 14 first-quarter points and the Toronto Raptors coasted to a 110-84 preseason victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies on Monday.
With the sale of the Grizzlies last month to a St. Louis-based owner, this could have been the final Naismith Cup between the two Canadian NBA teams.
Davis, a forward obtained from the Indiana Pacers in a draft-day deal, finished with 19 points.
The Raptors, in command of the game in the fourth quarter, inserted roster long shot Percy Miller, better known as rapper Master P.
After committing a turnover and having two of his shots blocked, Miller drove for a scoop layup and made a 3-pointer, getting a chest-bump from the 5-foot-3 Muggsy Bogues. He added another 3-pointer with less than two minutes to play.
Vince Carter, last year’s rookie of the year, led Toronto (1-2) with 20 points and Tracy McGrady added 18.
Othella Harrington had 18 points for Vancouver (0-4) and Shareef Adbur-Rahim added 17.
The Raptors were too much for the injury-riddled Grizzlies, who did not dress center Bryant Reeves due to an injured left knee suffered during Sunday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Toronto led 32-17 at the end of the first quarter and 58-33 at the half.