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Portland 101, Memphis 85

MEMPHIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rasheed Wallace scored 27 points Thursday night as the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Memphis Grizzlies their eighth straight defeat to start the season, 101

Minnesota 111, Memphis 102

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds during the decisive third quarter Friday night to carry the Minnesota Timberwolves past the winless Mem

Duke No. 1 in basketball coaches' poll

Defending national champion Duke received the top ranking Thursday in the preseason coaches' basketball poll.
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NBA Capsule - Memphis Grizzlies

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Portland 101, Memphis 88

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ruben Patterson had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Derek Anderson added 23 points as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied Friday night for a 101-88 victory over th

Sacramento 107, Memphis 94

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Peja Stojakovic had 22 points and six rebounds and Hedo Turkoglu added 18 points off the bench to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 107-94 exhibition win over the

LA LAkers 128, Memphis 94

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half and Rick Fox added 21 points as the Los Angeles Lakers coasted to a 128-94 rout of the Memphis Grizzlie

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Phoenix 102, Memphis 88

PHOENIX, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Tony Delk scored eight of his 19 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night to give the Phoenix Suns a 102-88 exhibition victory over the previously unbeaten Mem

Memphis 103, Seattle 99

MEMPHIS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Outstanding performances by three new players Monday night led the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-99 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics, their third win in as man

Memphis 121, LA Clippers 113

MEMPHIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Williams sparked a big first quarter Sunday as the Memphis Grizzlies jumped to an early lead and cruised to a 121-113 exhibition victory over the Los Ange

Memphis 99, Portland 95

MEMPHIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Point guard Jason Williams hit a pair of free throws with 7.3 seconds left Tuesday night to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 99-95 victory over the Portland Trail B
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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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