NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Toronto
(Wednesday, February 17th)
Final Score: Memphis 109, Toronto 102 (OT)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay scored eight of his 29 points in overtime, lifting Memphis to a 109-102 road win over Toronto as the Grizzlies snapped their five-game losing streak.
Zach Randolph had 24 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and put in a game-tying layup with 1.9 seconds to go in regulation to force extra time. O.J. Mayo dropped 22 points, and sank a clutch three-pointer just before Randolph's bucket inside the final minute.
Marc Gasol added 12 points and 10 boards, and Mike Conley chipped in 13 points and eight assists for Memphis, which had dropped seven of the last eight games overall.
Chris Bosh led Toronto with 32 points and 10 rebounds, but the Raptors fell short of tying the franchise record of nine straight home wins.
Andrea Bargnani had 14 points and 10 boards, and Jose Calderon scored 12 with nine assists for Toronto, which concluded a four-game homestand in unfamiliar fashion. It was just the Raptors' second loss in the last 10 games overall.
Down two to start the fourth quarter, Bosh scored Toronto's first 10 points in the frame for a four-point swing and a 79-77 Raptors lead.
The Grizzlies continued to keep things close before Bosh and Bargnani had consecutive baskets to stretch the lead to 93-86 with three minutes to go.
Memphis rallied back to within one as Mayo hit two free throws, followed with a putback hoop, and Conley hit a layup for a 93-92 game with 1:40 to go.
Bargnani and Bosh hit consecutive shots for a seemingly comfortable 97-92 lead with 37.9 seconds left in regulation.
Mayo, though, answered with a trey, and after Bargnani missed a jumper, Randolph got a game-tying layup to fall with 1.9 on the clock.
Antoine Wright drilled a three-pointer with 2 1/2 minutes left in overtime for a 102-101 Raptors lead before Gay took over with three straight jumpers -- the last giving Memphis a 107-102 advantage with 27.9 on the clock.
"I don't know, I was just feeling good. I was just trying to make the most of it. We ran the same play (pick and roll), we got something out of it the first time -- so we kept going at it," said Gay of the final sequence in OT. "It's crazy if an overtime win is what you need to break something like that (losing streak), but maybe that's what we needed."
Toronto misfired on its last six shots as the Grizzlies won going away.
"We had some mistakes at the end and that was why we lost. He (Gay) hit two or three shots and that's to his credit. Jose (Calderon) played good defense on him, what can you do," said Bargnani.
The Grizzlies jumped on top 15-3 in the early going and led 28-16 after the opening 12 minutes, but the hosts quickly had things evened up after opening the second quarter on a 14-2 run.
Memphis held a 49-47 edge at halftime, and after a closely contested third quarter, remained in front by a 71-69 margin.
Toronto has scored 100 or more points in a franchise-best 18 straight games...The Raptors fell to 20-7 at home...The Grizzlies snapped a three-game road losing streak and are 9-17 as the guest this season...Memphis beat Toronto at home in late October and has won 11 of the past 15 meetings in the series...Sonny Weems and Amir Johnson scored 10 each for Toronto.
02/17 23:11:02 ET