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NBA: Memphis 94, Seattle 69

MEMPHIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Pau Gasol and Shane Battier each scored 20 points Tuesday to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-69 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

NBA: Memphis 94, Orlando 85

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Eddie Jones and Pao Gasol combined for 47 points Friday night as Memphis beat the Orlando Magic, 94-85.

Grant Hill named NBA's top sportsman

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic forward Grant Hill Thursday was named winner of the NBA's Sportsmanship Award for the 2004-05 season.

NBA: Memphis 102, Charlotte 95

MEMPHIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Shane Battier scored 25 points Sunday night as Memphis inched closer to the playoffs with a 102-95 victory over Charlotte.

NBA: Memphis 104, Toronto 74

TORONTO, April 6 (UPI) -- Pau Gasol scored 26 points Wednesday night as Memphis stayed on track for a playoff spot by thrashing Toronto, 104-74.

NBA: Phoenix 97, Memphis 91

MEMPHIS, March 20 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson had 28 points and eight rebounds Sunday to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 97-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: Memphis 86, Toronto 75

MEMPHIS, March 4 (UPI) -- Shane Battier had a career-best 33 points Friday night and Memphis held Toronto to eight points in the fourth period to down the Raptors, 86-75.

NBA: Memphis 99, Golden State 97

MEMPHIS, March 1 (UPI) -- Shane Battier had 25 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday afternoon to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

NBA: Memphis 98, Philadelphia 95

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Jason Williams gave Memphis a three-point lead Wednesday night and the Grizzlies hung on to defeat Philadelphia, 98-95.

NBA: Memphis 110, Utah 94

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Pau Gasol scored 23 points Saturday night as the Memphis Grizzlies posted a 110-94 victory over the Utah Jazz.

NBA: Memphis 109, Charlotte 89

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Pau Gasol produced 19 points Friday night and Memphis handed Charlotte the worst home loss in the Bobcats' inaugural season, 109-89.

NBA: Memphis 84, New Orleans 76

MEMPHIS, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pau Gasol led Memphis with 20 points Friday night as the Grizzlies won their sixth straight, 84-76 over New Orleans.

NBA: Memphis 101, Detroit 79

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Bonzi Wells scored points and keyed a surge at the start of the third period Thursday night as Memphis overwhelmed Detroit, 101-79.

NBA: Memphis 92, Utah 82

MEMPHIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Pau Gasol had 25 points and 10 rebounds Monday night to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-82 victory over the Utah Jazz.

NBA: Memphis 82, LA Lakers 72

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Shane Battier scored 17 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies over the Los Angeles Lakers 82-72 Monday.
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Shane Battier
CHP98030903 - 08 MARCH 1998 - GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, USA: Duke's Shane Battier (31) battles with North Carolina's Brendan Haywood (00) for possession of the ball in the ACC Tournament action in Greensboro, NC 03/08/98. UPI ds/DAN SEARS
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Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player (small forward) with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team.

Battier was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and attended Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where he won many awards including 1997 "Mr. Basketball of Michigan." He went on to play four years of college basketball at Duke, where he captured the 2001 National Championship and swept the major National Player of the Year awards. Battier was selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and was traded five years later to the Houston Rockets. His number has been retired by both Detroit Country Day School and Duke University.

Battier was an outlier from his childhood; by the time he entered Country Day as a seventh-grader, he was already 6'4"/1.93 m, and was 6'7"/2.01 m a year later. He was also the only child in the school with a black father and a white mother. As Michael Lewis put it in a 2009 article, the young Battier "was shuttling between a black world that treated him as white and a white world that treated him as black." More specifically in the context of basketball, Lewis noted that "the inner-city kids with whom he played on the A.A.U. circuit treated Battier like a suburban kid with a white game, and the suburban kids he played with during the regular season treated him like a visitor from the planet where they kept the black people." Battier also noted that his cerebral approach to the game was forged from that time:

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Shane Battier."
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