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His second start came Tuesday night, when he gave up only three singles over six innings to lead the Nationals to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies halted a four-game losing streak last time out, but will face a tough test Tuesday night when they host the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. Memphis endured its first four-game losing streak in more than a year, but ended the slide on Saturday night with a 103-95 road victory over the Miami Heat. Mike Conley scored 24 points and led the Grizzlies, followed by Marc Gasol, who had a productive game, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds to help Memphis to its third road win in its last four. When you are on a losing streak, its easy to find excuses, but I thought that we worked extra hard and gave the extra effort to pull away from the losing streak, Gasol said. Beno Udrih and Tayshaun Prince went for 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Memphis, which played without Zach Randolph (knee) for a fourth straight game. Randolph is listed as questionable for Tuesday. The Grizzlies went on a four-game losing streak after a thrilling, triple- overtime victory over the Spurs almost two weeks ago. Memphis prevailed in that one, 117-116, in San Antonio, based on great play from Randolph. He scored all six Grizzlies points in the third extra session and finished with 21 points and 21 rebounds. The Spurs havent been great recently, thanks, in part to the triple-overtime loss to the Grizzlies. San Antonio dropped another triple-overtime heartbreaker two days after the Memphis loss and has dropped six of its last eight. On Sunday, the Spurs won in a great back-and-forth game against the Houston Rockets, 110-106, in Alamo City. 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