MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol scored seven of his 23 points in overtime to help the Memphis Grizzlies pull away in the extra period for a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Zach Randolph added 17 points for Memphis. Mike Conley and Jeff Green had 16 apiece, and Mario Chalmers scored 12 points. Gasol would add eight rebounds, six assists and four blocks, including a pair of rejections in the closing minutes.
Gasol’s overtime performance included a stumbling move in the lane where he flipped the ball to the basket as he was fouled. The shot bounced through, Gasol converted the ensuing free throw and the Grizzlies were up 96-88 with 1:22 left — a lead Memphis would not relinquish.
Chris Bosh led Miami with 22 points, while Dwyane Wade finished with 19. Goran Dragic had 16 points.
The teams were tied at 83 at the end of regulation.
Tyler Johnson finished with 13 points for the Heat, which lost their second straight.
Miami was able to tie the game by holding Memphis without a field goal after Randolph converted a hook with 6:33 left to match the Grizzlies’ largest lead at 81-72.
Memphis would manage only two free throws the rest of the fourth quarter — by Randolph with 5:58 remaining — allowing the Heat to pull even on Hassan Whiteside’s hook with just under 3 minutes left in regulation.
Miami had a chance to win in regulation, but Bosh’s shot as time expired bounced off the rim, sending the game to overtime.
The teams went to halftime tied at 47, and Memphis scored the final seven points of the third for a 69-62 lead heading to the fourth.
Heat: The game marked the return of guard Beno Udrih, who played parts of three seasons with Memphis. He, along with Jarnell Stokes, were traded to the Heat on Nov. 10 for Chalmers and James Ennis. … Wade connected on a 3-footer with 5:14 left in the first quarter for his 7,000th made field goal in his career. … Heat rookie F Justise Winslow missed his second game with a sprained left ankle.
Grizzlies: Memphis played without F Matt Barnes, who served the first game of a two-game suspension for his altercation with Knicks coach Derek Fisher in October. … Randolph started in Barnes spot, his first start in 10 games. … With the win, Memphis finished December 8-8, the 12th consecutive month Memphis has had at least a .500 record. … Ryan Hollins, signed by Memphis earlier Tuesday, was in uniform and played just under 9 minutes.
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