MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.
San Antonio had won five straight in the series since the Grizzlies upset the then-No. 1 seed in the opening round in 2011. The Spurs also had a 2 ½-game divisional lead on Memphis coming into this game despite Memphis having played five fewer games, and the teams played at postseason intensity despite the calendar.
Tony Parker forced overtime, beating the buzzer with a 27-footer tying it at 95. He also opened overtime with a 3 that turned out to be the Spurs' only bucket as San Antonio went 1 of 10 from the floor. Manu Ginobili missed a long 3 just before the buzzer.