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(SportsNetwork. Rudy Gay Kings Jersey .com) - A pair of division leaders collide on Beale Street Wednesday with the Memphis Grizzlies set to host the Toronto Raptors. The Southwest-leading Grizzlies are 1-1 on a five-game homestand and are looking to rebound from Mondays 103-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Mike Conley scored 22 points, Marc Gasol added 20 and Zach Randolph recorded a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds. Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki got eight of his 21 points in a game-ending 14-4 run and the Grizzlies missed nine of their last 10 shots. Hes been doing that his whole career, said Randolph, in reference to Nowitzkis late-game scoring. As a team, we have to do a better job of not allowing him to get to his sweet spots. Randolph has recorded six straight double-doubles and 11 in his last 12 games. Memphis, which had a four-game winning streak stopped, shot 42.4 percent for the game and couldnt build on Saturdays 102-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Grizzlies are still 8-4 in the last 12 games and will also welcome Philadelphia and Orlando to FedExForum on this homestand. They are 16-5 as the host this season. Toronto will continue a three-game road trip Wednesday and kicked off the sojourn with Mondays 92-89 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led six players in double figures with 18 points, Terrence Ross had 16 and Lou Williams netted 15 points. Jonas Valanciunas recorded 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Amir Johnson and Greivis Vasquez scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Raptors. I think we needed this type of win tonight, said Lowry. The fact that it was competitive, it wasnt a blowout, it was a good game. We did a good job of handling the pressure. DeMar DeRozan, who recently missed 21 games (12-9) with a groin injury, finished with zero points and four assists in 26 minutes. The Atlantic-leading Raptors won for the third time in the last 10 games and improved to 11-7 on the road. They will close the road swing Friday at Philadelphia. Lowry is averaging 24.2 points on the road this season. Toronto posted a 96-92 victory over Memphis on Nov. 19 at Air Canada Centre and was led by DeRozans 21 points. Gasol ended with 22 points and 12 rebounds in that one for Memphis, which is winless in the last three meetings with Toronto. Oscar Robertson Jersey . They have watched it from afar. And now they have seen it for themselves. Ty Lawson Kings Jersey . Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., and Edmontons Barnett used a terrific second run to move up two spots, putting the Canadian duo in medal contention with the final two runs set for Monday (11:15 a.m. ET, streaming live at cbc.GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Josh Beckett said he will be ready for the start of the Dodgers season after having a rib removed last July in a surgery to alleviate a nerve condition that was affecting his right arm "I dont have numbness and tingling, anymore," Beckett said Monday. No doubts, either. The right-hander is expected to battle newly acquired Paul Maholm for the fifth spot in the Dodgers starting rotation this spring. Beckett, the fifth starter before last years mid-season surgery, breezed through his first bullpen session Monday in Arizona. He threw 30 pitches with no sign of trouble. "Im not tentative," said Beckett, who reported to camp a day late so he could attend a wedding. "Im going to throw as hard as I can and see what happens. Right now, I feel great. Ill throw the ball until I blow out and Im hoping thats not for a few more years." The Dodgers signing of Maholm on Saturday is considered a hedge against the possibility of further injury to Beckett, a three-time All-Star whom the Dodgers acquired from Boston along with Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto in a 2012 trade. "Josh is doing really well, but hes coming off tough surgery and theres not a lot of history with that surgery, so well see where things go," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Beckett underwent the same surgical procedure that former St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter underwent in July 2012. Carpenter went on to pitch in six more games in 2012 -- three in the regular season and three in the playoffs. But Carpenter did not pitch in 2013. He announced his retirement in November. Beckett said he has spoken to Carpenter. He said he was told Carpenters nerve condition was more severe than his own. Beckett also said the surgery was more complicated. Dr. Greg Pearl of Dallas performed both procedures. Carpenters experience and advice helped, he said. "It got me through the mental part," said Beckett, who was 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA when he landed on the disabled list on May 14. Neck problems and numbnness in his right hand had troubled Beckett for the last few years. Mike Bibby Jersey. It got to the point where he learned how to drive with only his left hand. There were times, he said, when he couldnt feel the steering wheel with his right. "Its crazy how simple things become difficult to do," he said. The surgery, which also includes removal of some connective tissue, alleviated pressure on a nerve in his neck, he said. He never felt any pain. But there were moments when he had no control of his pitches. "I didnt know if I was going to throw it over the backstop," he said. "I had no idea where it was going to go." Beckett arrived in camp with his confidence bolstered by three workouts during the last couple of weeks in Texas. He threw off a mound twice, on Jan. 31 and again on Feb 3. Cold weather forced him inside on Feb. 6 where he threw 38 pitches off a flat surface. Beckett has no illusions about the competition he faces in camp. "Its just if hes healthy," Mattingly said. "Josh throws the ball good. Hes been a quality pitcher for a long time and he still has good stuff. How he bounces back, well see. Weve had nothing but positive reports all winter. Josh has never been in the bullpen. Obviously, its a competitive situation. Were not handing anything out for anybody. If hes healthy, well see." Beckett expects to have more time to prepare than the Dodgers calendar might indicate. They break camp in Arizona after a March 16 game and travel to Australia for a pair of regular-season games in Sydney against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22 and 23. "Im probably not going to start opening day in Australia," Beckett said. "Theyre paying a guy a lot of money to do that. Not all of us are getting ready for those days. Some of us have a little more time than it appears we do." NOTES: Outfielder Yasiel Puig is already in camp. Mattingly might open the season with the versatile Puig at the top of the Dodgers batting order. .The rest of the team is scheduled to report on Thursday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '