NBA: Memphis 113, Sacramento 81

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Wayne Ellington heated up after halftime on his way to a career-high 26 points Monday and the Memphis Grizzlies rolled to a 113-81 win over Sacramento.

NBA: Memphis 80, Chicago 71

MEMPHIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Mike Conley put in 17 points Monday and the Memphis Grizzlies used a tough defense to shut down Chicago in their 80-71 win over the Bulls.

NBA: Memphis 104, Miami 86

MEMPHIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Wayne Ellington drained seven 3-pointers and Zach Randolph contributed a double-double Sunday in the Memphis Grizzlies' 104-86 win over Miami.

NBA: Memphis 104, Golden State 94

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Mike Conley made back-to-back 3-pointers during a 9-point run in the third period Friday that vaulted Memphis to a 104-94 win over Golden State.

NBA: Minnesota 93, Memphis 86

MEMPHIS, March 27 (UPI) -- Rudy Gay and Marreese Speights combined for 39 points Tuesday and the Memphis Grizzlies posted a 93-86 win over Minnesota.

NBA: Minnesota 117, Denver 100

MINNEAPOLIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Kevin Love's 30 points and 21 rebounds Sunday keyed the Minnesota Timberwolves' 117-100 victory over Denver.

NBA: Minnesota 127, Phoenix 124

PHOENIX, March 13 (UPI) -- Kevin Love pumped in 30 points and Nikola Pekovic added 24 to go with eight rebounds for Minnesota Monday in the Timberwolves' 127-124 win over Phoenix.

NBA: Minnesota 105, Dallas 90

DALLAS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Kevin Love celebrated his new contract with 31 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday, bringing the Minnesota Timberwolves a 105-90 triumph over Dallas.

NBA: Minnesota 99, Sacramento 86

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Love notched his 13th straight double-double with 33 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota Monday and the Timberwolves beat Sacramento 99-86.

NBA: Miami 103, Minnesota 101

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade hit his second winning shot in as many games Friday, scoring on a layup with 4 seconds left to give the Miami Heat a 103-101 victory over Minnesota.

NBA: Philadelphia 111, Minnesota 100

PHILADELPHIA, March 4 (UPI) -- Andre Iguodala led Philadelphia with his second triple-double of the season Friday and the 76ers pulled away late to defeat Minnesota 111-100.

NBA: Minnesota 112, Houston 108

HOUSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Love scored 20 points Tuesday, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-108 win over Houston.

NBA: Minnesota 129, Cleveland 95

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Love boosted Minnesota to a huge first half Saturday and the Timberwolves rolled over Cleveland 129-95.

NBA: Memphis 109, Minnesota 89

MEMPHIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- O.J. Mayo and Rudy Gay put up a combined 54 points for Memphis Saturday and the Grizzlies notched a team-record 22 steals in a 109-89 win over Minnesota.

NBA: Sacramento 117, Minnesota 116

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Beno Udrih scored the winning points with 7 seconds left Wednesday and Sacramento survived the loss of its top scorer to down Minnesota 117-116.
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Wayne Ellington
University of North Carolina's Ty Lawson (L) and Wayne Ellington surround Saint Louis University Billikens Dwayne Polk in the first half at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 22, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born October 29, 1987 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania), is an American basketball player who was drafted 28th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Ellington played for the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2009. Ellington, 6'4" tall and 202 lbs, is a shooting guard who chose to forgo his final season of college eligibility to declare for the 2009 NBA Draft. His career-best performance came during a 90–88 overtime win against Clemson on January 6, 2008, in which he led all scorers with 36 points.

Ellington scored 2,211 points in his high school career, tallying 455 points at Daniel Boone High School, and then 1,756 points at The Episcopal Academy. In his senior year, Ellington averaged 21.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and shot 39% from the 3-Point line. He led Episcopal Academy to an overall record of 52-7 in his junior and senior year. He also led Episcopal Academy to the Inter-Academic League Conference title in his last two years going 20-0 in both seasons. (Episcopal Academy doesn't play in state championships.)

Ellington played in all 38 games for the ACC Champion Tar Heels in 2006-2007, averaging 11.7 points per game. He was named to the 2007 ACC All-Tournament Team. His season ended on a sour note though, as North Carolina lost to Georgetown in the East Regional final of the NCAA Tournament. Ellington had a chance to win the game in regulation, but missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds. As a sophomore, Ellington saw his points-per-game average increase as the Tar Heels increasingly went to him in key moments of games. In the January 6, 2008 game at Clemson, Ellington scored a career high 36 points, including the game winning three-pointer with 0:00.4 seconds left in overtime to lead top-rated UNC over #19 Clemson 90-88. But again, his season ended in a poor fashion, as he shot only 1 for 9 from three-point range, in a loss to Kansas in a national semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament. He declared for the 2008 NBA Draft after that season, but did not hire an agent, and withdrew to play his junior year at North Carolina.

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