Behind Marc Gasol’s 28 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, the Memphis Grizzlies survived 110-108 in double-overtime Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
(This was the second consecutive triple-double given up by the Pels.)
Gasol forced OT with a nifty step-back three-pointer; the big fella also had a game-saving block late in the first overtime, and a 17-foot jumper late in the second overtime to conclude matters.
Per the AP:
“We played a lot of minutes, so numbers don’t really matter,” Gasol said. “As long as you do the right thing and you win, obviously, that’s the only thing.”
Anthony Davis had 28 points and 17 rebounds for New Orleans, which has lost three straight. Langston Galloway hit six 3s and scored a season-high 26 points, helping the Pelicans erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. But Galloway missed a corner 3 that could have won it as second extra period ended.
What bothered Davis most were the Grizzlies’ 13 offensive rebounds that led to 13 second-chance points, none more damaging that Daniels’ tying 3 at the end of the first overtime, which came after Gasol rebounded his own missed 3 and kicked the ball back out.