Grizzlies Edge Sixers on Gasol Block
(PHILADELPHIA) — The Memphis Grizzlies used a little defense to escape Philadelphia.
Marc Gasol blocked a potential game-tying three pointer at the buzzer to lead the Grizzlies to a 103-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.
Memphis (29-15) came back from a 17-point deficit to win on a night where Gasol had 27 points.
Rudy Gay, subject of many trade rumors, scored the game-winner off his own missed shot with 13.3 seconds left. “Whether I’m here or not, it shouldn’t affect this team,” Gay said. “I’m going to be a professional about it and make sure that it doesn’t.”
Philadelphia (18-26) got 27 points from Evan Turner, but Nick Young’s three point attempt was blocked from behind by Gasol to end the game.
“We’re playing great,” Turner said. “You think bad luck just keeps rolling? Basketball’s a game of runs.”
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