Grizzlies complete dramatic comeback vs. Warriors in OT
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for four baskets on Memphis' first four possessions of overtime Friday night, capping a remarkable comeback by the Grizzlies that produced a stunning, 128-119 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Wrapping up a four-game trip with a second win, the Grizzlies trailed by 24 points in the third quarter and 18 with 7:47 remaining in the fourth before rallying to tie on a short jumper by Mike Conley with 7.4 seconds left in regulation.
The Grizzlies, who outscored the Warriors 32-13 in the fourth quarter, also dominated the overtime, using the four hoops by Gasol and Randolph to build a lead they never relinquished.
Conley and Randolph had 27 points apiece and Gasol added 23 for Memphis (23-16), which won for the second time this season over Golden State.
Stephen Curry had a game-high 40 points for the Warriors (31-6).
Curry's second four-point play of the season capped a third-quarter flurry that allowed the Warriors temporarily to pull away from the Grizzlies. But the two-time defending Western Conference champs barely held on for overtime during a fourth quarter dominated by the visitors.
The Warriors led 104-86 in the fifth minute of the final period before the Grizzlies ran off 16 straight points to get within 104-102 with still 5:01 to go.
Backup Troy Daniels hit a pair of threes in the run.
Memphis couldn't capitalize on three subsequent chances to tie and one to go ahead before consecutive hoops by Tony Allen with 1:07 to go and Conley with 7.4 seconds to go produced a 111-all tie.
The Grizzlies limited Golden State to 2-for-13 shooting, 0-for-7 on 3-pointers, in the fourth quarter.
Conley complemented his 27 points with a team-high 12 assists, and Randolph likewise recorded a double-double with 11 rebounds to go with his 27 points.
Allen finished with 12 rebounds and 11 points for the Grizzlies.
Curry's 40 points included 17 in the first quarter and 13 during the 19-5 burst that appeared to put Golden State in a good position to record a fifth straight win.
The Warriors led just 67-59 in the third minute of the third quarter before Curry buried four 3-pointers, including one on which he was fouled by Vince Carter, over a 5 1/2-minute span that left the Grizzlies seemingly in the dust at 88-64.
But Memphis dominated from there, handing Golden State just its third home loss of the season.
Kevin Durant complemented Curry's big scoring night with a 27-point, 13-rebound double-double. But he missed five of his 18 free throws, including three in the fourth quarter while the Golden State lead was slipping away.
NOTES: The last time the Grizzlies visited Oakland, they were a part of history. The Warriors recorded their record-breaking 73rd win -- 125-104 over Memphis -- in the final game of the 2015-16 regular season. ... Three members of the Memphis coaching staff have ties to the Warriors: Head coach David Fizdale was a Warriors assistant under Eric Musselman; assistant Keith Smart was Golden State's head coach for the 2010-11 season; and assistant Nick Van Exel played one season for the Warriors. ... Grizzlies PF JaMychal Green (facial fracture) returned from a one-game absence wearing a facemask. He suffered the injury Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.