One lucky shot deserves another. Grizzlies beat Spurs in triple OT

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| December 18th, 2014 | 879 Views

When Derek Fisher hit his famous 0.4 game winner against the Spurs in 2004 after Tim Duncan hit a difficult shot, Shaq said “one lucky shot deserves another.”

During last night’s triple OT nail biter between the Spurs and Grizzlies, a lot of deserving lucky shots were made after another.  The biggest and luckiest one came at the end of regulation when Marc Gasol banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Gasol then put the game into double OT with a rebound and layup.  Then in double OT, Duncan hit a fade-away bank shot which was as lucky as that shot he hit in 2004. Then in triple OT, Manu had a shot to be the hero and make a game-winning 3-pointer but his off the glass shot was just off and off the glass.

“It’s the biggest game for us because they’ve been beating us,”Zach Randolph said. “The last time we won here was what, the playoffs, right? It’s a long time. They have our number. It felt good to get a win, to get that confidence.”

I can just hear Shaq now saying “one lucky shot deserves another.”



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