Both teams hit clutch shots during the overtime periods, including the Grizzlies near the end of the 1st and 3rd overtimes. With the win, the Grizzlies snapped a 10-game losing streak at San Antonio, marking their first win at AT&T Center since sweeping the 2011 playoff series with the Spurs.
Vince Carter had yet another big night off the bench for Memphis with a season-high 18 points. Meanwhile, Zach Randolph had a double-double of 21 points and 21 rebounds, as the Grizzlies won their 6th straight game, running their record to 21-4 on the year.
The Spurs were without starters Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, but received 25 points from Danny Green. Tim Duncan had 23 points and 16 rebounds on the night, including a buzzer-beater at the end of the 2nd overtime to force a 3rd. Duncan finished just 5-for-15 from the free throw line.
Manu Ginobili added 21 points, but airballed a potential go-ahead 3 in the 3rd OT that sealed the Grizzlies victory. The Spurs made a season-high 17 3-pointers, but finished a combined 13-for-27 from the free throw line.
The Spurs now sit at 17-9 in a tough Southwest Division, and will host a very good Portland Trail Blazers team tomorrow night. The Grizzlies will take the momentum of back-to-back clutch wins home to host the Chicago Bulls Friday night.