Grizzlies’ Matt Barnes hits game-winning three-pointer from half court to beat Pistons pic.twitter.com/RbYpaYxhs0
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 10, 2015
For the second time this week, the Memphis Grizzlies stole a win on a last-second desperation shot. Down 92-90 to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night with time winding down, Matt Barnes grabbed a rebound, darted to half-court, and somewhat rushed the final shot but sunk it anyway to give the Grizzlies the one-point win. There was one second remaining on the clock, but the Pistons were unable to convert on their final attempt. It was the Grizzlies’ first lead since they were up 43-42 in the third quarter.
Barnes had just eight points in the game on 3-of-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from downtown but grabbed 11 boards and dished out three assists. Zach Randolph led the way in scoring for Memphis with a huge double-double — 21 points and 16 rebounds on 10-of-18 shooting — while Marc Gasol added 19 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, a pair of blocks and a steal of 50 percent from the floor.
Andre Drummond had another monster performance for the Pistons as he posted 18 points and 19 rebounds, to go along with two assists and three steals. Reggie Jackson added 18 points, seven assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals and Detroit moved to 12-10 on the season.