Manu Ginobili had just nine points on three-of-12 shooting off of the bench, but scored the game-winning driving layup with 1.8 seconds to play in overtime, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-108 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee Tuesday night.
Tim Duncan had 24 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal to lead the Spurs.
Marco Belinelli added 19 points, four rebounds and four assists, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and six rebounds and Boris Diaw and Patty Mills scored 11 points apiece.
Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 30 points on 12-of-23 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists and had three steals. Zach Randolph had 17 points and eight rebounds.
The Grizzlies’ bench kept them in the game – James Johnson had 15 points, five assists and four rebounds, the newly-acquired Courtney Lee had 12 points and Jon Leuer scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
The Spurs had a 16-point lead with less than five minutes to play, but the Grizzlies ended regulation on a 23-7 run, highlighted by a Johnson three to tie the game at 96 and capped by a Conley layup at the horn to force overtime.
The Grizzlies took leads of 103-102 and 106-104 on Conley and Lee three-pointers, but two Duncan free throws gave the Spurs a 108-106 lead with 22 seconds to go. Johnson’s layup tied the game with eight seconds to play, setting up Ginobili’s winner.
The Spurs are now 27-8 while the Grizzlies are 15-19.