Griz Top Sonics for First Win, 105-98 

AP -- Veterans told Kevin Durant there would be nights like this. And just about everybody told the rookie's SuperSonics there would be a season like this.

Rudy Gay overcame a cold start to score 25 points and Kyle Lowry hit a clinching 3-pointer as the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half to beat the winless Sonics 105-98, sending Seattle to its worst start in 38 years.

Lowry, who missed five of his first six shots, got a rebound off his missed layup and then swished a 3-pointer with 11.3 seconds remaining to clinch the first win of the season for the Grizzlies, in their first road game.

Durant, playing for the third time in four nights in a welcome-to-NBA life stretch, scored a season-low 17 points and was a woeful 3-for-17 from the field for the Sonics (0-5). The second overall draft pick missed his first four shots and then sat 10 minutes before finally scoring midway through the second quarter.

And just a reminder to all you Grizzlies fans: Chris Herrington's "Beyond the Arc" Grizblog is your best bet for pre-game and post-game analysis and reaction. And, there's always the ever-popular Jacob Riis report -- today, featuring Sonics ginger-boy center, Robert Swift. Read it here.


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