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Mar 12, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) celebrates with teammates following a game winning shot against the New Orleans Pelicans in a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Grizzlies defeated the Pelicans 90-88. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Conley beats the buzzer, Grizzlies beat Pelicans 90-88 (video)


With the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans tied at 88, the Grizzlies had possession. They inbounded the ball to Marc Gasol and Gasol immediately handed it to point guard Mike Conley. Conley went to his right, got by a Gasol screen, split the defenders and hit a floater with Pelicans’ guard Austin Rivers on him to give the Grizzlies a 90-88 lead with just 1.5 seconds to play.


The Pelicans were out of timeouts so Rivers had to throw up a desperation heave that was no good.

The Grizzlies held the Pelicans scoreless over the last 3:22 of the game and that bucket capped a 9-0 run that gave the Grizzlies the victory.

Conley finished with a team-high 16 points despite shooting just five-of-12 from the floor.

Gasol scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists while Zach Randolph and Tony Allen scored 13 points apiece.

Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with a a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds. Rivers added 14 points, Brian Roberts had 12 and Anthony Morrow had 10.

The Grizzlies are now 38-26 and the Pelicans are 26-38.

Tags: Anthony Davis Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley New Orleans Pelicans Z-Bounds Zach Randolph

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