Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/22

Game 1: Saturday, October 22nd

Rockets 78

(4-1, 2-1 away)

Grizzlies 82

(4-1, 3-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 22, 2005

    FedExForum, Memphis, TN

    1 2 3 4 T
    HOU 18 31 14 1578
    MEM 16 22 26 1882

    Mighty Mouse lifts Grizz in the final seconds

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Damon Stoudamire scored 16 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to an 82-78 exhibition victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

    Houston was trailing 80-78 with six seconds to play when Derek Anderson threw the ball out of bounds on a bad pass. Stoudamire drew a foul on the next play and made two free throws.

    Pau Gasol also had 16 points for Memphis, while Shane Battier and Mike Miller each had 11. Eddie Jones had nine points and eight rebounds for Memphis.

    Yao Ming led Houston with 20 points and Tracy McGrady added 17. Stromile Swift had 16 points and eight rebounds.

    Houston had taken a 54-42 lead early in the third quarter on a turnaround jumper by Yao. But the Grizzlies used a 12-2 run capped by a reverse layup by Miller to close the Rockets' lead to two.

    Memphis began the final period up 64-63.

    The Rockets held a 49-38 halftime lead after ending the second quarter with a 10-1 run. Yao contributed five points in the run, while Jon Barry hit a 3-pointer and McGrady added two free throws.

    Both teams were slow getting started, with the Grizzlies shooting 30.4 percent in the first quarter and the Rockets scoring on 36.8 percent of their shots in the period.

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