SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Oct. 14 (Ticker) --
Many people came to see Miami
Heat stars Shaquille O'Neal
and Dwyane Wade
, but it was Memphis
Grizzlies Dahntay Jones
and Jake Tsakalidis
that stole the show.
Jones scored 18 points and Tsakalidis collected 12 points and 10
rebounds despite dealing with O'Neal most of the game as the
Grizzlies posted a 101-91 victory over the Heat at Puerto Rico
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Jones, who connected on 3-of-4 shots from the arc, was
instrumental in Memphis' 18-5 fourth-quarter burst that helped
put away the game. Rookie Hakim Warrick
also came off the bench
to add 13 points.
Several starters on both sides played in the fourth quarter,
including Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol
, who collected nine points
and five rebounds in 34 minutes.
"We've worked very well this week," Gasol said. "It's great to see the team playing well; we're playing at a good level. It's still too soon, but we should be happy."
, playing his
first game against his former club, had only seven points and
one assists in 38 minutes for Miami.
Wade sparked the Miami offense with 19 points, while O'Neal
"We've only been together for over a week and we don't expect miracles, I hope nobody expects miracles, they don't happen overnight," Wade said. "That's why you play preseason, so you can see what works and get a feel for each other. And that's all we were trying to do."
did not play for the Heat because of a stomach
sat out because of sprained right ankle -
opening the way for Tsakalidis to start at center. Rookie
was also not in the game for Memphis because of
a bruised left knee.