Topic: A, Equatorial Guinea - Gabon beat Burkina F
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Courtney Lee scored 18 points, Marc Gasol had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a late three-point shooting display by Los Angeles to beat the Lakers 108-103 on Wednesday night. Tony Allen added 17 points for Memphis, while James Johnson also scored 14 and Zach Randolph added 13. Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 19 points, Wesley Johnson added 18 and Pau Gasol had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Farmars added 16 points and MarShon Brooks had 14. The Lakers were 7 of 11 on three-pointers in the fourth quarter and Farmars three from 29 feet with about 15 seconds left pulled Los Angeles to 106-103. However, Lees two free throws closed the scoring. Memphis still led 102-89 with 2:22 left, but a three-pointer by Johnson and two by Farmar made things uncomfortable for the Grizzlies at the end. The Lakers finished shooting 49 per cent, including 15 of 28 on threes. Memphis also shot 49 per cent, but was 4 of 13 from long distance. Memphis controlled the inside, outrebounding the Lakers 45-34 and holding a 56-34 advantage on scoring in the paint. The Grizzlies dominated the first half, shooting 57 per cent, including 4 of 9 from outside the arc for a 65-46 lead at the break. Lee and Allen already had 11 points apiece, connecting on a combined 9 of 13 from the floor. The Lakers held only one lead with their first basket of the game. From there, the Grizzlies continued to build on the advantage that eventually reached 20 in the half. Johnson had 12 points for the Lakers, who shot 43 per cent. Los Angeles committed 10 turnovers leading to 16 Memphis points. The Grizzlies also held a 34-16 scoring margin in the paint. The Lakers defence seemed to put little pressure on Grizzlies shooters in the half, contributing to Memphis field-goal percentage. The Grizzlies came out sloppy in the second half. In the first four minutes of the third, they committed three turnovers and were only 2 of 7 from the field. The Lakers managed to cut the deficit to 16, but it didnt take long for Memphis to push the lead back to 20. The Lakers pulled to 76-64 on Pau Gasols jumper, then consecutive three-pointers from Brooks and Meeks helped pull Los Angeles to 82-73 at the end of the third. Meeks had 11 in the third, and Pau Gasol added eight points as Los Angeles outscored Memphis 27-17 in the frame. Ryan Kellys three-pointer to open the fourth brought Los Angeles within six. Memphis took the lead back to double digits with a 9-2 push, before the Lakers used three-point shooting to make it interesting down the stretch. NOTES: Memphis reserve G Mike Miller had six points, ending his string of three games off the bench with at least 10 points. ... The Lakers bench, second in league in scoring at 41 points a game, scored 35 but Memphis reserves had 49. ... Lakers C Chris Kaman did not dress because of a sore back. ... Memphis is 52-7 over the past two seasons when it reaches 100 points. http://www.thenfllockerroom.com/Miami-D … Jersey-Uk/ .com) - Joe Pavelski scored twice to lead the San Jose Sharks in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers to split a home-and-home set. http://www.thenfllockerroom.com/Oakland … th-Jersey/ . - Maybe putting all the focus on defence during practice after allowing 100 points for three straight games was just what Detroit needed to get its offence going. http://www.thenfllockerroom.com/Arizona … on-Jersey/ . "It feels great (to re-sign with Rochester)," Vitarelli said. "Ive had two great years so far and weve been very successful, so its great to be part of the team again. http://www.thenfllockerroom.com/Oakland … on-Jersey/ . Pretty soon he started hitting a few, and on Friday night he was a career-best 6 of 6 from behind the arc. Parsons scored 21 points and the Rockets picked up their fourth straight win, rolling to an easy 114-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. http://www.thenfllockerroom.com/Denver- … is-Jersey/ . -- Bruce Allen is now officially upgraded to president and general manager of the Washington Redskins.BATA, Equatorial Guinea - Gabon beat Burkina Faso 2-0 at the African Cup of Nations on Saturday, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring one and setting up the second to send the 2013 finalist to defeat in its tournament opener.Gabons rapid start saw it go top of Group A after the first day of matches, and sent Burkina Faso to the bottom.Host Equatorial Guinea earlier drew 1-1 with Republic of Congo, also at Bata Stadium, to open the group and the tournament.Aubameyang kept his composure to sweep a shot into the roof of the net in the 19th minute after his initial effort was blocked. He was mobbed by his teammates, with only goalkeeper Didier Ovono not part of the celebrations.Aubameyang crossed for Malick Evouna to head in the second in the 72nd, sealing victory and delighting the drum-banging fans who made the trip across the border from neighbouuring Gabon.ddddddddddddBurkina Faso, which lost to Nigeria in the final two years ago, wasted a bunch of chances as Alain Traore and Bertrand Traore couldnt get past Gabon goalkeeper Didier Ovono.We played a very good game but, unfortunately, if you cannot score, you cannot win, Burkina Faso coach Paul Put said.Burkina Faso started stronger, but Ovono denied forwards Jonathan Pitroipa and Alain Traore early on.In a flurry of chances in the second half, Alain Traore sent a fizzing free kick inches over in the 62nd and grabbed his head in frustration. Two minutes later, Aubameyang hit a shot straight at Burkina Faso goalkeeper Germain Sanou. And straight after that, Bertrand Traore was denied when one-on-one with Ovono.Gabon sealed victory when Aubameyang broke free on the right wing and sent a high cross for Evouna to power his header in. Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '