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Grizzlies trade three players to Cavs

MEMPHIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday traded Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first-round pick to Cleveland for forward Jon Leuer.

NBA: Portland 86, Memphis 84

MEMPHIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- J.J. Hickson led the way with his 19th double-double in 30 games this season Friday and Portland held on at the end to nip Memphis 86-84.

NBA: Philadelphia 108, Phoenix 91

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Thaddeus Young scored 25 points and rookie Marreese Speights had 24 Monday night to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 108-91 win over Phoenix.

NBA: Philadelphia 104, Houston 96

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Andre Iguodala hit 12-of-19 from the floor Tuesday and totaled 28 points to pace the Philadelphia 76ers to a 104-96 victory over the Houston Rockets.

NBA: Boston 110, Philadelphia 91

BOSTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The Boston Celtics became the first team in NBA history to open the season with a 27-2 record Tuesday when they beat Philadelphia 110-91.

NBA: Indiana 95, Philadelphia 94

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- T.J. Ford's jumper with 3.8 seconds remaining boosted the Indiana Pacers to a dramatic 95-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night.

NBA: Philadelphia 109, Washington 103

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Four foul shots from Andre Iguodala in the last 16 seconds Friday helped Philadelphia hang on for its third win in a row -- a 109-103 decision over Washington.

NBA: Boston 102, Philadelphia 78

BOSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Ray Allen scored 23 points Friday and Boston blew the game open in the second quarter en route to a 102-78 decision over Philadelphia.

COL BKB: Massachusetts 78, Florida 66

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Gary Forbes scored 19 points and Dante Milligan scored 17 with 12 rebounds Tuesday in Massachusetts' 78-66 win over Florida in the NIT semifinals in New York.

COL BKB: Florida 82, Creighton 54

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Nick Calathes had a triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds Friday, advancing Florida in the NIT with an 82-54 whipping of Creighton.

COL BKB: Florida 73, San Diego St. 49

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 19 (UPI) -- Marreese Speights led Florida to a quick start Wednesday and the Gators advanced in the NIT by downing San Diego State 73-49.

COLO BKB: Tennessee 104, Florida 82

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Chris Lofton scored 26 points Tuesday, fueling the seventh-ranked Tennessee Vols' 104-82 home victory over the Florida Gators.

COL BKB: Arkansas 80, Florida 61

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Sonny Weems scored 17 points Saturday, helping the unranked Arkansas Razorbacks to an 80-61 victory over the 19th-ranked Florida Gators.

COL BKB: Florida 86, Vanderbilt 64

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Walter Hodge scored a game-high 19 points Sunday when unranked Florida trampled 13th-ranked Vanderbilt 86-64.
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Marreese Speights

Marreese Akeem Speights (born August 4, 1987 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is an American basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. A former starting center for the University of Florida men's basketball team, he won the NCAA national championship in 2007.

He played basketball at Admiral Farragut Academy where they retired his jersey number after just one year. He also played basketball at Hargrave Military Academy.

Speights began his career at Florida in 2006, and averaged approximately four points and two rebounds in only six minutes per game as a freshman for the national champion Gators. He saw few minutes because of other big men Al Horford, Joakim Noah, and Chris Richard.

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