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NBA: Memphis 78, Toronto 70

Memphis -- O.J. Mayo scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth period Saturday night to boost Memphis to a 78-70 victory over the Raptors, Toronto's sixth straight loss.

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A 25-14 second period helped Memphis forge a 43-35 halftime advantage and the closest Toronto got after that was 73-70 with 48.3 seconds left in the contest.

Mayo's 3-pointer gave Memphis a 76-70 lead seconds later and, from that point, his team was home free.

Hakim Warrick also scored 16 with eight rebounds. Mike Conley had 15 points and eight assists, while Mayo added eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won three of four after their 12-game losing streak.

Jose Calderon's 18 points and five assists led Toronto. Joey Graham scored 14 points with three rebounds, and Jason Kapono added 12 points and five rebounds for the Raptors, who played without all-star forward Chris Bosh.

Bosh missed the contest because of a sprained right knee suffered in Wednesday's 115-107 loss to the LA Lakers.

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