LOS ANGELES (AP) — The two-game winning streak is over for the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis fell 124-105 on Tuesday to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant scored all of his 23 points in the first half. Rudy Gay scored 30 points and Mike Conley had 16 points and eight assists for Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has signed a five-year contract extension worth $40 million. Conley is off to the best start of his career averaging career highs with 15 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.3 assists. He is leading the NBA with 3.67 steals per game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans linebacker David Thornton is expected to practice Wednesday for the first time this year as both he and the Titans test his surgically repaired hip. Thornton has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list since the final roster cutdown because he hadn't healed up enough.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says part of the challenge facing his team and its fans is "not get frustrated when you're not having immediate success." The Vols at 2-6 are dangerously close to reaching or surpassing seven losses, but still have winnable games ahead of them.
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