Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay missed two key free throws late in regulation, but drained a go-ahead jumper with 27.8 seconds remaining in overtime to help the Memphis Grizzlies fight off the San Antonio Spurs, 101-98, in a playoff-like atmosphere at FedExForum.
Memphis was swept by its Southwest Division rival in all four meetings last season and dropped an overtime decision back on Dec. 1 after squandering a 14- point fourth quarter lead.
The Grizzlies also saw a double-digit cushion fall by the wayside on Friday, and needed to survive Tony Parker's game-tying 3-pointer at the regular buzzer to win their fourth straight game.
Gay finished with a team-high 23 points, Mike Conley added 21 points and five assists and Zach Randolph totaled 18 points and 10 rebounds in the statement victory.
Parker led all scorers with 30 points, while Tim Duncan chipped in 13 points and 15 boards in the Spurs' third straight road loss.