Grizzlies beat Nuggets at the buzzer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Marc Gasol scored on an inbounds pass from Vince Carter at the buzzer to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a 108-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
Gasol's basket came over Emmanuel Mudiay on a high-arcing pass from Carter underneath the Memphis goal. When Carter inbounded the ball there were 0.7 seconds left.
Gasol had 19 points for the Grizzlies, who had lost two straight, while Zach Randolph added 16.
Mudiay had 23 points and Danilo Gallinari added 21 for the Nuggets.
Mudiay appeared to have led the Nuggets to a victory when he stripped the ball from Mike Conley and converted a fastbreak layup with 7.9 seconds left.
But Conley came up with a steal in the closing seconds and drove the length of the court before the ball was knocked out of bounds by Denver with 0.7 seconds to go.
The Grizzlies went up 83-76 early in the fourth quarter on a twisting layup by Jarell Martin and led by 95-88 following a driving layup by Andrew Harrison midway through the quarter.
But the Nuggets battled back to take their first lead of the final period, 99-98, on a 3-pointer by Nikola Jokic, with 4:27 left.
The lead changed hands six times in closing 5 minutes.