Another tough loss.
Behind 18 points and 21 rebounds from Jonas Valanciunas, the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Toronto Raptors by a final score of 109-99.
The Grizzlies improve to 34-33 with the win while the Raptors fall to 27-41.
For more on the game, check below for updates, stats and highlights.
Final score: Memphis Grizzlies 109, Toronto Raptors 99
9:50 p.m. - The Grizzlies hold onto the win and are now tied with the Golden State Warriors for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
9:43 p.m. - According to the broadcast, Rodney Hood has suffered a fractured second metacarpal on his left hand and will not return.
9:36 p.m. - De'Anthony Melton makes another 3-pointer. Grizzlies back up double figures.
9:32 p.m. - De'Anthony Melton responds with back-to-back 3s to put the Grizzlies up by seven points, 93-86, with 6:03 to go.
9:31 p.m. - Gary Trent Jr. caps off a 10-0 run with his second 3-pointer of the game. Raptors now trail by one point, 85-84, with 7:21 to go.
9:25 p.m. - Pascal Siakam is done for the game. Per Raptors PR, he suffered a left shoulder strain and will not return.
End of third quarter: Memphis Grizzlies 81, Toronto Raptors 72
9:16 p.m. - A 34-point quarter has the Grizzlies leading by nine heading into the final quarter.
It's the big men who are getting it done for Memphis. Whereas Jaren Jackson Jr. has a game-high 20 points, Jonas Valanciunas is working on a 20-20 with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Pascal Siakam has 18 points to lead the Raptors, but he's shooting only 8-for-21 from the field.
9:12 p.m. - Impressive finish by Jalen Harris:
That's tuff, @TheJalenHarris pic.twitter.com/ZiWV5DsoOd- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 9, 2021
He's up to 10 points, his second career game scoring in double figures.
9:07 p.m. - The Grizzlies are starting to pull away. Ja Morant knocks down a free throw to give Memphis a 73-63 lead with 3:58 remaining in the frame.
8:59 p.m. - Jonas Valanciunas is working on a 20-20 game. He's up to 12 points and 14 rebounds with 6:48 still to go in the third quarter.
End of second quarter: Memphis Grizzlies 47, Toronto Raptors 46
8:35 p.m. - A back-and-forth affair.
The Grizzlies outscore the Raptors 21-20 in the second quarter to take a one-point lead at the half.
Jonas Valanciunas is giving the Raptors trouble, scoring 10 points and pulling down nine rebounds, three of which have come on the offensive glass.
Pascal Siakam is the game's leading scorer with 11 points on 5-for-13 shooting from the field.
The Raptors have been able to contain Ja Morant so far, limiting him to three points and three assists.
8:14 p.m. - Toronto's bench has outscored Memphis' 12-5 to this point of the game. The Grizzlies have the fourth-highest scoring bench in the NBA this season while the Raptors have the second-lowest, so it'll be interesting to see if it holds.
End of first quarter: Toronto Raptors 26, Memphis Grizzlies 26
8:04 p.m. - The Raptors trailed by as much as 10 points, but a strong finish has them tied with the Grizzlies after one.
Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with eight points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field while Gary Trent Jr. has chipped in with six points, two of which came on a fancy drive.
Oh, you fancy, huh, @gtrentjr pic.twitter.com/Cbjm1luVlW- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 9, 2021
7:58 p.m. - Jalen Harris has given the Raptors a nice spark off the bench, scoring five points in two minutes. Raptors are starting to find their groove.
7:49 p.m. - Tough start for the Raptors, who open the game shooting 2-for-12 from the field. Grizzlies have an early 11-5 lead.
7:48 p.m. - You can always count on Yuta Watanabe to bring the energy.
You love to see it, @wacchi1013 pic.twitter.com/uvrZUMeeFy- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 8, 2021
5:49 p.m. - Aron Baynes is out and Yuta Watanabe is in, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reveals.
1:30 p.m. - The Raptors will be short-handed once again. According to the latest injury report, OG Anunoby (left calf strain), Chris Boucher (left knee sprain), Kyle Lowry (rest), Fred VanVleet (left hip flexor) and Paul Watson (left knee tendinitis) are out. Additionally, Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) and Yuta Watanabe (right ankle soreness) are questionable.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, will be without only Grayson Allen (left abdominal soreness) and Sean McDermott (left foot soreness).
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