Mike Conley scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-87 on Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory.
Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and three other players scored in double figures for the Grizzlies, who own the NBA’s best record at 8-1. Rudy Gay had 16 points and Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 12 apiece.
Memphis led by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Byron Mullens scored 18 points and Kemba Walker added 17 for the Bobcats, who cut the Grizzlies’ lead to five points three times in the final period, the last at 92-87 on Bismack Biyombo’s dunk with 13 seconds remaining.
CELTICS 107, RAPTORS 89
In Boston, Rajon Rondo tied his season-high with 20 assists and Jason Terry scored 20 points to help the Celtics get the victory.
Rondo appeared at full strength after sitting out a loss at Brooklyn on Thursday night. He had seven assists in the first quarter and 11 at halftime, extending his streak of consecutive games with double-digit assists to 33.
Rondo’s streak is the third-longest in NBA history and puts him within four games of tying John Stockton. Magic Johnson holds the record at 46 consecutive games with 10 or more assists.
Paul Pierce added 19 points for Boston (6-4). Rookie Jared Sullinger had his first double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas led Toronto (2-7) with 15 points apiece.
MAVERICKS 103, CAVALIERS 95
In Cleveland, O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Mavericks used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to secure the road win.
Chris Kaman scored 15 points, while Vince Carter and Darren Collison added 14 apiece for Dallas, who won on the road for the second time in six games.
Kyrie Irving, who left briefly in the third quarter with a finger injury, led Cleveland with 26 points, but the Cavaliers lost their fifth straight game.
Mayo hit a three-pointer and a layup down the stretch to spark Dallas, who outscored the Cavaliers 28-22 in the final period.
Dion Waiters and Daniel Gibson had 16 points apiece for Cleveland.
In other play, it was:
‧ Jazz 83, Wizards 76
‧ Clippers 101, Bulls 80
‧ Heat 97, Suns 88
‧ Spurs 126, Nuggets 100
‧ Bucks 117, Hornets 113