The start of the game was moved to noon from 7:30 p.m. to avoid
conflict with Game 3 of the World Series between the Florida
Marlins and New York Yankees. Admission at American Airlines Arena
was free and there was a crowd of 10,241.
Pau Gasol added 15 points and eight rebounds for Memphis (5-1),
which has one preseason game remaining.
Rafer Alston, who started in place of injured rookie point guard
Dwyane Wade, and Eddie Jones each had 13 points for the Heat (5-2)
in the final exhibition game. They open the regular season Oct. 28
Alston had 10 points and three assists in the first quarter,
which ended with the Heat leading 32-17 after shooting 73.7 percent
from the field.
The Grizzlies outscored the Heat 31-11 over the final 13:15 of