Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) reacts after dunking the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The misery remains for the Memphis Grizzlies, and friction seems to be building in the locker room.Memphis dropped its eighth straight on Sunday in a 98-88 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The Grizzlies made a fourth-quarter dent in a Nets lead that stretched to 19, all while center Marc Gasol was in a warmup on the bench. Despite matching Tyreke Evans for the team lead with 18 points, Gasol, who leads the team in scoring, rebounds and assists, wasn’t called on to play in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT And he wasn’t pleased.“I do not know the why,” Gasol said of not playing down the stretch, later adding: “It’s a first for me, trust me, and I don’t like it one bit. I’m more (ticked) than I can show and frustrated.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneSpeaking before Gasol, Memphis coach David Fizdale said his decision was based on the reserves playing well and cutting into the Brooklyn lead. He said not much has worked for the team during the skid, particularly Sunday, when the Grizzlies gave up the lead in a poor third quarter.Asked about Gasol’s reaction about not playing down the stretch, Fizdale said: “We’ll address it if it needs to be addressed, but it was a pretty simple decision what I did. It’s nothing against him. I’m trying to win a game. I’m desperate.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ While the Grizzlies were grousing, the Nets were celebrating, at least for one night, after snapping a three-game losing streak.DeMarre Carroll scored a season-high 24 points and Trevor Booker added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Joe Harris finished with 13 points for the Nets, who used a third-quarter spurt to put away the Grizzlies.The teams were tied at 47 at the break, but the Nets opened the second half with a 22-6 run, looking much more fluid on offense than in the opening half. Brooklyn connected on nine of its first 15 shots to build the lead, outscoring the Grizzlies 32-18.“We came out in the second half and got two big stops, scored,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We picked up our energy in the second half. The first part of the third quarter, that’s where I thought the game turned.”Memphis was able to get back in the game to open the final period, composing a 12-3 run. Memphis got the deficit to five points, but the Brooklyn lead was too much to overcome.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We wanted to get out in transition and make them run,” Harris said, “and I thought we did better at that in the second half.”TIP-INSNets: Harris started in Allen Crabbe’s place. … Carroll’s previous season high was 18 on Oct. 25 against Cleveland. … The Nets shot 45 percent from the field, breaking a string of surpassing 50 percent the last two games and three of the previous four. … The Nets had 19 assists, breaking a streak of at least 24 assists in their last five.Grizzlies: Memphis had not lost eight straight since a similar skid from Feb. 11-March 3, 2009. … The team announced that Chandler Parsons tweaked his knee and did not return in the second half. The team characterized it as a precautionary move.MORE INJURY TROUBLESThe Nets, who already were without D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin with long-term injuries, had more setbacks. Crabbe, who was going to start, was a late scratch with a sore lower back. Then in the second quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson went down with a right ankle sprain. “It’s unfortunate that we have so many injuries right now, but that’s why we have 15 guys on the team,” Booker said.MORE MARC MUSINGSGasol spent a lot of time answering questions about the fourth-quarter situation in the Grizzlies locker room. Even after the team’s public relations staff asked if everyone was finished, Gasol said he was willing to keep talking, expressing his displeasure about the situation. “I’m just as competitive as anybody,” he said. “I hate not playing. That’s what I value the most. If I’m not on the floor, I’m not valued. I’m sure (the coaching staff) knew that would hurt me the most.”UP NEXTNets: Visit Houston on Monday. 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– Guyana finish 2ndBarbados emerged champs of the 2018 CASA tourney, which ended over the weekend, edging a spirited Guyana team after a week-long war at the Ligaunea Club in Kingston, Jamaica.The Guyana ladies went down 4-1 while the males suffered a 3-2 loss at the hands of Barbados, who outplayed the Guyanese, who were forced to settle for the runners-up spoils of the silver medal.Chemar Burnham of Barbados lost to Guyanese Daniel Islam in three straight sets 7-11, 5-11, 5-11 while Rithew Saywack, Alex Cheeks and individual gold medallist Michael Alphonso all failed in the matches.In the ladies battle, Meagan Best, the first squash player from the Caribbean to win a US Junior Open squash championship title, thumped Guyanese Madison Fernandes in three straights sets as the 16-year-old sensation racked up 11-2, 11-1, 11-0 games.Kirsten Gomes lost to Jada Smith-Padmore 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 11-2, while Amanda Haywood defeated Guyana Captain Rebecca Low 11-3, 11-2, 11-4. The in-form silver medallist in the individual category, Abosaide Cadogan lost to Sumiraa Suleman 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8.
Rose played the best game of her young Drake career in the road win at UNI on Jan. 27. She recorded her first career-double with a career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in a career-best 28 minutes. Time and time again, Rose hauled in key offensive rebounds finishing with six, converted several critical three-point plays and tallied one block, one steal and one assist. Rose knocked down a career-high 9-of-10 free throws as the team made 34-of-36 from the charity stripe. This is the first career MVC Newcomer of the Week award for Rose and the fifth this season for the Bulldogs. Fellow freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) has been tabbed MVC Newcomer of the Week a league-best four times. In her first season, Rose is averaging 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Rose and her teammates travel to SIU on Feb. 3 for the second match-up between the two teams this season. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS – Freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.