Memphis assigns ex-Husky Tony Wroten Jr. to D-League team | NBA
Tony Wroten Jr., a former Washington Husky who was drafted in the first round this year, has been assigned to the Reno Bighorns, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies. Wroten has yet to score for Memphis in an NBA regular-season game.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are sending rookie guard Tony Wroten Jr., a former Washington Huskies standout, to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace announced the move Tuesday.
Memphis (10-2) has the best record in the league and the 6-foot-6 Wroten has appeared in three games, for a total of eight minutes.
Wroten has missed all four shots he has taken and has one rebound and one steal.
Wroten, 19, was the 25th player drafted this year. The graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle spent one season at UW and was selected the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year after averaging 16 points and 3.7 assists.
Ross scores 19 points
in Toronto loss
HOUSTON — James Harden scored 24 points and matched a career high with 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets over the Toronto Raptors 117-101.
Andrea Bargnani scored 21 points and ex-Washington Husky Terrence Ross added a career-high 19 on 9-for-17 shooting for the Raptors, who have lost five straight.
Rookie Ross' previous best was an 11-point effort in a 98-97 loss at Charlotte last Wednesday.
The Rockets planned to travel to Minneapolis to attend Wednesday's funeral for Sasha McHale, the 23-year-old daughter of coach Kevin McHale. Sasha McHale died Saturday from complications of lupus.
The team will fly from Minneapolis to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Kelvin Sampson, a former Washington State coach, is the Rockets' interim coach.
Pacers edge Lakers
LOS ANGELES — George Hill's lofted shot over center Dwight Howard went in with 0.1 seconds left, and Indiana withstood Kobe Bryant's 40-point performance to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 79-77.
Bryant had his 114th game with at least 40 points for the Lakers.
• Evan Turner had 22 points as host Philadelphia edged Dallas 100-98 even though the 76ers didn't score in the last 1:51.
• Kevin Love collected 23 points and 24 rebounds to lead Minnesota to a 97-89 victory at Sacramento.