NBA: Conley's buzzer-beater gives Grizzlies 50th win

2013-04-02T00:00:00Z NBA: Conley's buzzer-beater gives Grizzlies 50th winThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Matching the most wins in franchise history was a nice moment for Memphis. The Grizzlies have their sights set on much more this season.

Mike Conley got Memphis to 50 wins by driving for a layup with 0.6 seconds left, and the Grizzlies rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-90 Monday night for their third straight win.

The Grizzlies (50-24) won 50 in a season for the first time since 2003-04, and they also won their 12th straight at home.

"We have loftier goals," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "I'm proud of the players and the staff and what we have accomplished, but I remember when the team got 50 before and we didn't win another game."

Memphis lost its final four games in the 2003-04 season, then were swept in the playoffs - by the Spurs.

Conley scored the final five points and finished with 23. Ex-UA Wildcat Jerryd Bayless added 17 points.

Tony Parker had 25 points for the Spurs. Parker tried to beat the buzzer with a jumper that was too late.

• Pacers 109, Clippers 106: In Los Angeles, Roy Hibbert had 26 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out, Paul George added 23 points and 10 assists, and Indiana completed a sweep of its four-game road trip in a battle of division leaders.

Hibbert, who served a one-game suspension when the Pacers lost to the Clippers 99-91 at Indianapolis on Feb. 28, helped Indiana increase its Central Division lead to 6 1/2 games over idle Chicago. Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 25 points.

• Jazz 112, Trail Blazers 102: In Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Mo Williams hit six three-pointers and Utah won its season-best fifth straight and moved a half-game ahead of the Lakers for the West's eighth playoff spot.

Portland's Damian Lillard added 17 points, including three treys to break the NBA's single-season rookie record (166) for threes.

• Rockets 111, Magic 103: In Houston, Omer Asik matched his career high with 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as Houston beat Orlando without James Harden and Chandler Parsons.

Jeremy Lin added 19 points and 11 assists for Houston, which holds the No. 7 seed in the West.

• Timberwolves 110, Celtics 100: In Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead Minnesota, which gave coach Rick Adelman his 998th career victory. Avery Bradley scored 19 for Boston, which was playing without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

• Bucks 131, Bobcats 102: In Milwaukee, Larry Sanders had a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds in Milwaukee's highest-scoring total in more than four years.

• Hawks 102, Cavaliers 94: In Atlanta, Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points and Josh Smith nearly added a triple-double as Atlanta pulled within one game of Brooklyn (42-31) for fourth place in the East.

• Pistons 108, Raptors 98: In Toronto, Detroit's Greg Monroe scored 24 points, Jose Calderon had 19 points and nine assists against his former team.

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