Apr 1, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin (10) during the second half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
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DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry added 22 and Jonas Valanciunas led a strong defensive effort that carried the Toronto Raptors to a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night at FedExForum.Valanciunas, the Raptors' 7-foot center, finished with a career-high seven blocked shots and a team-best 14 rebounds. His inside defensive presence helped the Raptors limit the Grizzlies to 12 points in the paint in the second half. The Grizzlies had 26 points in the paint during the first half but had only four in the third quarter.The Grizzlies, out-rebounded 23-18 in the opening half, shot 52.3 percent from the field, including 61.9 percent in the second quarter (13 of 21).
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