NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Golden State
(Wednesday, February 21st)
Final Score: Golden State 118, Memphis 115 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Jackson scored 26 points and tallied 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors survived a career-high 45-point performance by Mike Miller and topped the Grizzlies, 118-115, in overtime.
Miller hit nine three-pointers for Memphis, which has lost four of five. Pau Gasol scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Rudy Gay finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Al Harrington and Monta Ellis scored 22 points apiece for Golden State, which had lost two of three entering the game. Andris Biedrins scored 21 points and pulled down 14 boards, and Jason Richardson, returning from a seven-week absence with a fractured right hand, scored 19 points and grabbed 10 boards.
A Harrington fadeaway jumper put the Warriors up 115-113 with 1:02 left in overtime, but the Grizzlies had an opportunity to tie it up when Gasol drew a foul with 44.9 ticks left. Gasol missed both free throws, though, and Sarunas Jasikevicius sank two free throws with 16.6 ticks left to ice the game for the Warriors, putting them up 117-113.
Trailing 102-100, the Warriors got the ball to Gasol in the post in the last minute of regulation, and Gasol, who has been the subject of trade rumors with Thursday's trade deadline approaching, buried a hook shot, tying the game at 102 with 27.3 seconds remaining.
Jackson air balled a wide-open three on the ensuing possession, giving the Grizzlies 2.5 seconds to hit the game-winner. Miller's off-balance three fell short, though, forcing the extra session.
The Grizzlies entered the fourth holding a 77-71 lead.
Memphis led 23-19 entering the second quarter, but Golden State pulled ahead with a 10-0 run early in the stanza, taking a 31-26 lead at the eight-minute mark. Miller took over on the offensive end for Memphis, though, scoring 17 straight points, powered by three treys, and the Grizzlies took a 54-49 lead into the break.
Golden State pulled into a tie with the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference...Memphis outrebounded Golden State, 53-46.
02/22 01:41:01 ET