|Date of game: 12/17/2014
Recap: San Antonio vs. Memphis
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph scored all six of Memphis' points in the third overtime, lifting the Grizzlies over the San Antonio Spurs, 117-116, in a wildly entertaining game on Wednesday.
Randolph ended with 21 points and 21 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who ended the Warriors' 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 win Tuesday. Marc Gasol tallied 26 points and nine boards.
"It's the biggest game for us because they've been beating us," said Randolph. "The last time we won here was what, the playoffs, right? It's a long time. They have our number. It felt good to get a win, to get that confidence."
Vince Carter made five 3-pointers en route to 18 points for Memphis, which won despite blowing a 23-point lead. Mike Conley donated 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
The Grizzlies have won six in a row to improve to 21-4 on the season.
Danny Green went 7-of-13 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points and seven boards for the Spurs, who have lost two in a row. Tim Duncan had 23 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
"It was great all around. There were some good shots made and some big shots missed," said Duncan. "We put ourselves in a tough position to start the game because we were down so much. It was just the little things. We really fought back into it though and gave it all we had, but we came up short."
The fun started after Green's 3-pointer gave the Spurs an 88-86 lead with one minute remaining in regulation. After Gasol missed a layup, Duncan went 1-of-2 from the line to make it a three-point contest.
Carter missed a 3-pointer and Boris Diaw came down with a key defensive rebound. Diaw, however, threw the ball away and Conley made a game-tying 3- pointer with 7.2 seconds left.
Following a timeout, Manu Ginobili kicked the ball out to a wide-open Green for another 3-pointer. But Gasol followed with a ridiculous 30-foot bank shot at the buzzer to force overtime.
Diaw and Green each connected from beyond the arc around a Conley jumper to make it 101-100 San Antonio with 1:21 remaining in the first overtime. Duncan and Green recorded blocks to give the Spurs the ball back.
Duncan went 1-of-2 from the line with 48.9 ticks left on the clock, but the Spurs made another critical mistake. After Carter missed a 3-pointer, Ginobili turned the ball over on a bad pass. Gasol made San Antonio pay by making a game-tying layup with 9.3 seconds to go.
Ginobili's one-handed jumper was off the mark as time expired.
The Spurs took a 109-108 lead on Diaw's 3-pointer with 1:01 left in the second overtime. After an empty possession from each team, Courtney Lee made a go- ahead 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining.
Duncan forced another overtime with a 16-foot bank shot that rattled in.
Duncan started the third extra session with a short jumper, but Randolph scored the next six points. Green's final 3-pointer of the night cut the gap to 117-116 with 40.5 seconds left.
San Antonio had one last chance following misses from Conley and Lee. Ginobili, however, missed from distance and Conley came down with the defensive rebound.
Earlier, the Grizzlies shot 70 percent from the field in the first quarter en route to a 34-19 lead.
The margin reached 23 in the second, but the Spurs ended the frame on a 24-8 run to get within 52-45 at the half.
The Grizzlies came out strong in the third stanza and built a 17-point lead. However, San Antonio fought back again and got within 73-68 heading to the fourth.
Marco Belinelli and Green made back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Spurs their first lead of the game, 80-77, with 8:21 left in the fourth.Game Notes
Memphis guard Tony Allen (eye) missed the game ... San Antonio was without
Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) ... Ginobili had 21 points,
eight rebounds and eight assists ... The Spurs went 17-of-35 from beyond the
arc ... Duncan played 47 minutes and 44 seconds ... For the Spurs, this was
their first triple-overtime game since a win over the Atlanta Hawks on March