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Wright scores 15 points as Raptors beat Grizzlies 101-86

TORONTO (AP) After Toronto's bench players started the fourth quarter with a bang, Raptors coach Dwane Casey let them keep playing until the final buzzer.

Delon Wright scored 15 points, DeMar DeRozan and Fred VanVleet each had 13 and the Raptors pulled away in the fourth to beat Memphis 101-86 on Sunday, their fifth straight home win over the slumping Grizzlies.

Toronto outscored Memphis 52-19 in bench points.

''Our young guys, they brought the energy,'' Casey said. ''They did what they were supposed to do.''

DeRozan said he was grateful for the effort from the bench, especially because of the rare noon tip-off time.

''I made a joke saying the old guys can't get up this early in the morning for the game,'' DeRozan said. ''They came up with a lot of energy.''

Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points, Kyle Lowry had 11 and Pascal Siakam 10 as the Raptors improved to 21-4 at home, the best record in the NBA.

Toronto's reserves opened the fourth with a 12-4 run, turning a two-point edge into a double-digit lead with 7 1/2 minutes remaining.

''Every time we come in with the lead we always say we're not coming out, we're going to try to take the lead up,'' Wright said. ''Coach trusted us today and we were able to finish the game and get the win.''

Toronto is 14-3 when VanVleet scores 10 or more points. He matched his career high with seven rebounds and had eight assists.

''We'll take any minutes we can get,'' VanVleet said of the opportunity to play the full fourth quarter. ''I think we earned it in that situation.''

Marc Gasol scored 20 points and Andrew Harrison had 16 for the Grizzlies, who have lost six straight road games.

''We were always chasing our tail,'' Gasol said of a fourth quarter in which the Grizzlies were outscored 25-12.

Dillon Brooks scored 12 points and JaMychal Green had 11 as Memphis lost for the sixth time in eight games.

Memphis shot 3 for 22 in the fourth, and half its points in the quarter came at the free throw line.

''We got bogged down a little bit, couldn't find a way to create any easy baskets and we struggled to score,'' Grizzlies interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said.

The Raptors shot 3 for 26 from 3-point range through the first three quarters but went 3 for 9 from long range in the fourth. Toronto finished 6 for 35, its lowest percentage from 3-point range this season (17.1 percent).

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: G Tyreke Evans missed his third straight game. Evans is away from the team amid speculation he will soon be traded. ... Memphis is 5-19 on the road. ... The Grizzlies had 19 turnovers. Their season high is 24.

Raptors: CJ Miles returned after missing the previous three games because of a sore right knee. ... Valanciunas has scored 10 or more points in seven straight games, a season-high stretch.

SUPER BOWL BOUND

Lowry, who is from Philadelphia, was set to fly to Minneapolis following the game, where he planned to attend the Super Bowl between the Eagles and New England Patriots. Lowry left the arena while Casey was giving his postgame press conference, leaving a note on the chair at his locker that read ''Super Bowl Bound. Go Eagles? KLOW7.''

HOME AND NATIVE LAND

Brooks, who was born in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, made his first NBA appearance in his home country. Some 50 friends and family attended the game.

''It's just a dream come true to play at Air Canada Centre, where you're from, where you watched since you were seven years old,'' Brooks said.

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: Wrap up a four-game road trip at Atlanta on Tuesday.

Raptors: Host Boston on Tuesday. Toronto has won four straight home meetings with the Celtics.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet 0:21
  Jarell Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:24
+ 2 Delon Wright made layup, assist by C.J. Miles 0:39
  Defensive rebound by C.J. Miles 0:42
  Dillon Brooks missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:45
  Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol 0:56
  Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:00
+ 1 Marc Gasol made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:21
+ 1 Marc Gasol made 1st of 2 free throws 1:21
  Personal foul on Jakob Poeltl 1:21
+ 2 Pascal Siakam made driving layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 1:35
Team Stats
Points 86 101
Field Goals 29-81 (35.8%) 41-89 (46.1%)
3-Pointers 8-25 (32.0%) 6-35 (17.1%)
Free Throws 20-23 (87.0%) 13-15 (86.7%)
Total Rebounds 52 53
Offensive 13 10
Defensive 32 34
Team 7 9
Assists 17 21
Steals 7 13
Blocks 6 7
Turnovers 19 11
Fouls 23 20
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
13 PTS, 7 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Grizzlies 18-34 2420301286
home team logo Raptors 36-16 25312025101
Team Stats
away team logo Grizzlies 18-34 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Raptors 36-16 107.3 PPG 40.1 RPG 21.8 APG
Key Players
M. Gasol C 17.2 PPG 8.1 RPG 4.2 APG 42.0 FG%
D. Wright PG 8.0 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.9 APG 46.5 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Gasol C 20 PTS 6 REB 5 AST
D. Wright PG 15 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
35.8 FG% 46.1
32.0 3PT FG% 17.1
87.0 FT% 86.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Gasol 36 20 6 5 1 2 4 3 6/16 2/5 6/7 1 5 35 +2
A. Harrison 30 16 4 3 0 1 0 3 6/12 2/5 2/2 1 3 27 -5
D. Brooks 26 12 5 0 0 0 2 5 4/10 2/5 2/2 0 5 15 -9
J. Green 25 11 6 1 1 1 1 3 4/9 1/3 2/3 5 1 20 +1
W. Selden Jr. 34 8 7 1 1 0 4 3 3/12 0/3 2/3 1 6 14 -7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Gasol 36 20 6 5 1 2 4 3 6/16 2/5 6/7 1 5 35 +2
A. Harrison 30 16 4 3 0 1 0 3 6/12 2/5 2/2 1 3 27 -5
D. Brooks 26 12 5 0 0 0 2 5 4/10 2/5 2/2 0 5 15 -9
J. Green 25 11 6 1 1 1 1 3 4/9 1/3 2/3 5 1 20 +1
W. Selden Jr. 34 8 7 1 1 0 4 3 3/12 0/3 2/3 1 6 14 -7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Ennis III 21 9 5 2 1 0 0 1 3/7 1/1 2/2 4 1 19 -5
J. Martin 17 4 5 0 0 0 0 4 0/5 0/1 4/4 1 4 9 -8
M. Chalmers 18 2 4 4 1 0 5 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 4 10 -10
I. Rabb 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 2 3 -6
D. Davis 19 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 1 5 -22
B. McLemore 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -6
M. Conley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Henry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 86 45 17 7 6 19 23 29/81 8/25 20/23 13 32 159 -75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 26 13 2 2 2 0 0 0 5/14 0/2 3/4 0 2 21 -14
J. Valanciunas 24 12 9 3 0 1 1 2 5/8 1/2 1/2 2 7 27 -11
K. Lowry 26 11 3 2 2 0 4 2 4/11 1/6 2/2 1 2 16 -11
S. Ibaka 22 7 5 0 0 1 0 2 3/7 1/4 0/0 2 3 13 -11
O. Anunoby 18 6 2 0 1 0 0 3 3/9 0/4 0/0 0 2 9 -14
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 26 13 2 2 2 0 0 0 5/14 0/2 3/4 0 2 21 -14
J. Valanciunas 24 12 9 3 0 1 1 2 5/8 1/2 1/2 2 7 27 -11
K. Lowry 26 11 3 2 2 0 4 2 4/11 1/6 2/2 1 2 16 -11
S. Ibaka 22 7 5 0 0 1 0 2 3/7 1/4 0/0 2 3 13 -11
O. Anunoby 18 6 2 0 1 0 0 3 3/9 0/4 0/0 0 2 9 -14
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Wright 24 15 4 2 4 0 0 1 6/9 1/4 2/2 0 4 27 +36
F. VanVleet 28 13 7 8 2 0 1 1 5/12 1/6 2/2 2 5 37 +25
P. Siakam 25 10 3 3 1 3 1 1 4/9 0/3 2/2 0 3 22 +26
J. Poeltl 23 9 5 0 0 2 2 5 4/4 0/0 1/1 3 2 14 +26
C. Miles 14 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 2 6 +17
N. Powell 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 2 4 +6
L. Nogueira - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 101 44 21 13 7 11 20 41/89 6/35 13/15 10 34 196 +75