Clippers win in OT to knock off first place Grizzles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danilo Gallinari hit three free throws with 3 seconds left to tie it in regulation and finished with 20 points, Montrezl Harrell had 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Memphis 112-107 on Friday to end the Grizzlies‘ five-game winning streak.
Harrell scored five points in OT for the Clippers.
The Grizzlies had an opportunity to tie it in overtime, but Avery Bradley stole the ball from Garrett Temple with 5.3 seconds to play. Bradley was fouled and made both free throws to seal the victory.
The Grizzlies did not score a field goal in regulation after Conley hit a 3-pointer with 3:26 to play to put them up 93-85.
After trailing by eight at the half, the Clippers outscored the Grizzlies 31-18 to take a 75-70 lead into the fourth quarter. Memphis answered with an 8-0 run to start the final period and regain the lead.
Grizzlies: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff remains impressed by the early play of rookie forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (12.5 points, 4.4 rebounds), who just turned 19 last month: “He’s extremely gifted and athletic, but the most important thing is his want-to. The first thing he does every day is work on his defense.”
Clippers: G Milos Teodosic, who has played in only eight games, told Serbian media he expects to return to European basketball, possibly this season. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he’d heard the report, but doesn’t expect him to return this season. Said Rivers: “We want Milos to be happy. Obviously, he hasn’t played the minutes or at level he’d like to.”
Grizzlies: Host New York on Sunday night.
Clippers: At Portland on Sunday night.