Grizzlies 115, Warriors 113, 2OT

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)—As the game wore on, Shane Battier stopped briefly to consider whether the Memphis Grizzlies would get home before daybreak.

He told himself to get it over with already.

Battier scored six of his 14 points in the second overtime, including the go-ahead basket, and the Grizzlies won their second straight road game after losing eight in a row, 115-113 over Golden State on Monday night.

“We were supposed to get in at 4:30 in the morning,” Battier said. “Now it’ll be about 7. But we have an off day. I wanted to get this game over with and get home after nine days on the road.”

It was the second straight overtime game for both teams and Memphis improved to 4-0 in extra time.

Mike Miller scored 24 points for Memphis, which has gone over 100 points in all five of its games this month. Jason Williams had 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. Battier also added 10 rebounds.

Erick Dampier had a season-high 23 points, 22 rebounds and a season-high seven blocks for Golden State. Dampier had his 18th double-double of the season and it marked the second time in his career he’s been over 20 in both categories.

Grizzlies coach Hubie Brown became the franchise leader in victories with 47 as his team won in Oakland for just the sixth time in 16 trips.

“We’ve just survived three straight weeks of four games in five nights,” Brown said. “Now we have five home games. I know this sounds basic, but we only worry about the next team. We’ll get off the plane and talk about Chicago. I don’t want them to get too high or two low.”

Jason Richardson, who added 21 points, dunked with 8 seconds left in the first overtime to tie the game at 108 and send it into a second extra period. Mike Dunleavy came up with a loose ball at midcourt and dribbled it down before finding an open Richardson.

Williams inbounded to James Posey, and Richardson tied him up and the jump went to Williams. Posey missed a desperation 3 at the buzzer.

Nick Van Exel added 23 points, 16 after halftime, and Clifford Robinson 15 before fouling out with 5:17 left in regulation. Van Exel went 0-for-7 in the fourth quarter.

“I was really trying,” Van Exel said. “Each opportunity I got, I put a lot of pressure on myself to get it done. It just didn’t go for me.”

The Grizzlies won for the fourth time in five games, with seven players scoring in double figures.

Pau Gasol, averaging 20.5 points and 8.8 rebounds in his previous eight meetings against Golden State, made one of two free throws with 38 seconds left in regulation to force OT. He finished with 17 points and five rebounds before fouling out with 2:35 left in the first OT.

Van Exel missed a long jumper with 13 seconds left, and Brian Cardinal came up with the offensive rebound and got the ball back to Van Exel, who penetrated through the key and missed a running shot just before the buzzer of regulation.

Cardinal had a career-high 13 rebounds.

Warriors forward Troy Murphy missed his third straight game because of bone spurs in his right ankle. After the game, the team announced he would be sidelined four to six weeks with a deep bone bruise and stress reaction.

Robinson scored five straight during a 14-4 Warriors’ run to end the third quarter that gave Golden State an 81-73 lead heading into the final period.

“We played with great energy and they played with great energy,” Warriors coach Eric Musselman said. “We were just one possession shy of a win.”

Calbert Cheaney started a 14-2 Warriors’ run on his jumper with 42 seconds left in the first quarter that gave Golden State the lead early in the second. But the Warriors, who shot 55 percent in the opening period, went cold from thefield and trailed 49-47 at halftime.


The 6-foot-11 Murphy, averaging 7.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 11 games, saw the team doctor Monday and also had a bone scan. Trainers evaluated the scan along with an MRI he had Friday to determine the severity of the injury. Murphy already missed the entire preseason and the first 22 games with a right foot injury. … Warriors C Adonal Foyle (left knee injury) will make the trip to Utah, and Golden State hopes he will get in some three-on-three or two-on-two work during Wednesday’s off day. … The Grizzlies are 12-20 against the Warriors. … The Warriors had a season-high 66 rebounds, including aseason-best 27 on the offensive end. … Memphis had a season-high 13 blocks.

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J. Williams J. Williams
6-14,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 12 Assists
 Golden State
E. Dampier E. Dampier
8-14,  23 Pts
22 Rebs, 1 Assists

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