Grizzlies come back to beat Warriors 88-81 in OT

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 21, 2013 at 1:47 am •  Published: November 21, 2013
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Zach Randolph made just enough shots to keep Memphis close. Mike Conley made the one that mattered most.

The Grizzlies might have a new coach, but they're beginning to look like a team that intends to make a return trip to the Western Conference finals.

Conley shook off a rough shooting night to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime, and the Grizzlies held on to beat the Golden State Warriors 88-81 on Wednesday.

"New coach, new offense ... we just have to get used to it," said Conley, who finished with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists. "Now we've been able to figure it out."

Conley had missed 10 of his 18 shots before sinking a wide-open jumper from beyond the arc to give Memphis an 82-79 lead. After Tayshaun Prince followed with a 21-foot jumper, Golden State center Andrew Bogut scored on an alley-oop from Andre Iguodala to cut the gap to 84-81.

Prince made another jumper and Marc Gasol added two free throws for the Grizzlies, who outscored the Warriors 13-6 in the extra period. Prince's two jumpers over the final 56 seconds helped seal Memphis' 11th consecutive win against Golden State.

Randolph scored 21 points on 9-of-22 shooting and added 12 rebounds, while Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds. The win completed a four-game West Coast sweep for Memphis after the Grizzlies had dropped two of three at home.

"We had to battle through this whole road trip," first-year Grizzlies coach David Joerger said. "Last game of the road trip and we just made some stops, blocked some shots. It feels good to get rolling and take some momentum home with us."

Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Golden State, which played without guard Stephen Curry.

That forced coach Mark Jackson to shuffle his lineup. Iguodala ran the point in Curry's absence, finishing with 14 assists, while Harrison Barnes made his second start of the season.

"Obviously, (Curry) is a big-time player and not having him hurt us," Jackson said. "They outplayed us tonight. We battled, we defended, we executed and we fell short."

Memphis trailed most of the first half and was down 70-66 in the fourth quarter before rallying to force overtime on Gasol's two free throws with 2:02 left.



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