Randolph was 9-of-22 shooting from the field and with his efforts kept the Grizzlies close in the third quarter. Marc Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Conley started out rough missing 10 of his 18 shots before sinking a wide-open jumper from beyond the arc to give Memphis an 82-79 lead in overtime.
”New coach, new offense … we just have to get used to it,” said Conley, who finished with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists. ”Now we’ve been able to figure it out.”
Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Golden State. Klay Thompson netted 21 points without the help of Stephen Curry who was benched after suffering a concussion when he hit his head on the floor while diving for a loose ball in Monday’s game against Utah.
Neither team scored in the final 2:02 of regulation and back-to-back buckets by Golden State’s David Lee and Klay Thompson evened the contest at 79-79 before OT.
Conley then hit a 3-pointer to put Memphis in front and after Thompson was whistled for an offensive foul, Tayshaun Prince knocked down a left wing jumper to give Memphis an 84-79 cushion.
Warriors’ Andrew Bogut then threw down Andre Iguodala’s alley-oop feed before Prince nailed a tough step-back jumper from the top of the key extending their lead to 86-81.
Warriors head coach Mark Jackson wasn’t too pleased with his team’s efforts in the final minutes of the game.
“We wanted to push the pace,” Jackson said. “That’s when then game changed when we started to walk it up the floor.”
The win completed a four-game West Coast sweep for Memphis after the Grizzlies had dropped two of three at home.