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Spurs 110, Grizzlies 108 (OT)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- With 1:59 left in regulation, the San Antonio Spurs had what looked to be a safe 12-point lead.

But a 14-2 Memphis run that featured a buzzer-beating, running layup by guard Mike Conley, who scored nine of the Grizzlies' points during the run, sent the game into overtime. The outcome still wasn't settled until guard Manu Ginobili hit a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left to give the Spurs a 110-108 victory on Tuesday night at the FedExForum.

Spurs forward Tim Duncan finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Marco Belinelli had 19 points and forward Kawhi Leonard scored 17.

Conley scored a season-high 30 points for Memphis (15-19). Power forward Zach Randolph had 17 points and eight rebounds. Forward James Johnson contributed 15 points and guard Courtney Lee, in his first game since being acquired from Boston, scored 12.

The Spurs (27-8) took a 74-64 lead into the fourth quarter. They stretched it to 15 points at 81-66 with 10:16 left when guard Patty Mills knocked down a 3-pointer. Their largest lead came at 91-75 with 5:25 to play.

San Antonio prevailed 44-40 on the boards. The Spurs shot 51.8 percent from the field (43-for-83) and Memphis hit 46.5 percent (46-for-99).

The Grizzlies' record against Southwest Division opponents fell to 0-9, with three of the losses coming to the Spurs. The Spurs improved their league-best road record to 14-3 and the Grizzlies home record dropped to 7-12.

San Antonio led 53-41 at the half and twice led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter. Belinelli led all scorers with 14 points and was 6-for-10 from the field. Duncan had 11 points and seven rebounds at the half and Leonard scored nine points. The Spurs shot 57.5 percent from the field (23-for-40).

The Grizzlies shot 39.5 percent from the floor (17-for-43). Conley had nine first-half points and Randolph and Leuer each had eight.

NOTES: Memphis completed a three-team trade that sent combo guard Jerryd Bayless to Boston and brought SG Courtney Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick from the Celtics to the Grizzlies. As part of the deal, the Grizzlies also sent a 2014 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2017 second-round pick to Oklahoma City. The Thunder also sent forward Ryan Gomes to Boston. Lee was averaging 7.4 points and shooting a career-best 44.2 percent from 3-point range. "He's a guy that can shoot the three-ball, a good defender, a good teammate, good IQ," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. ... Spurs C Tiago Splitter, who suffered a sprained right shoulder in Saturday's victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, missed Tuesday's game and is expected to be out three to five weeks. ... Grizzlies SG Tony Allen sat out Tuesday's game. He may have a small fracture in his hand and could be sidelined for about two weeks.

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