Memphis beats Portland, 101-100, on Zach Randolph’s last-second basket

Zach Randolph, Mike Conley

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) celebrates with point guard Mike Conley after making the winning basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 13, 2015.

(Brandon Dill / Associated Press)

Zach Randolph’s putback basket with less than a second left and a season-high 31 points from Marc Gasol led the Memphis Grizzlies to a 101-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Portland had a final shot with 0.6 of a second left, but Al-Farouq Aminu’s 17-footer was short and the Grizzlies snapped a four-game losing streak.

The Trail Blazers lost their fourth straight and haven’t won since a 115-96 victory over Memphis on Nov. 5.

Randolph’s winning basket gave him 15 points for the game. Jeff Green scored 14, while Mike Conley and newcomer Mario Chalmers added 11 points apiece.


C.J. McCollum led Portland with 26 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Aminu had 16 and Allen Crabbe finished with 12, converting all five of his shots from the field.

Portland had erased an 11-point Memphis lead in the final 4:03.

Damian Lillard finished with 11 points for Portland, connecting on five of 15 shots in the game. The Portland backcourt of Lillard and McCollum was a combined 12 for 29. They entered the game averaging 47.7 points this season.

at Sacramento 111, Brooklyn 109: DeMarcus Cousins had 30 of his season-high 40 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double and the Kings beat the struggling Nets.


at Denver 107, Houston 98: Danilo Gallinari had 27 points, Will Barton scored a career-high 26 points and the Nuggets beat the Rockets to spoil the return of Ty Lawson.

Cleveland 90, at New York 84: LeBron James scored 31 points, Mo Williams made a tiebreaking jumper with 41 seconds left and the Cavaliers beat the Knicks for their eighth straight victory.

at Indiana 107, Minnesota 103: Paul George scored 29 points, Monta Ellis added 24 points in his best game this season and the Pacers beat the Timberwolves for their sixth win in seven games.

at Orlando 102, Utah 93: Evan Fournier scored 21 points and the Magic raced out to a big early lead to defeat the Jazz. Tobias Harris added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic, which won for the fifth time in its last seven games.

at Boston 106, Atlanta 93: Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics recovered from early shooting troubles to beat the Hawks. The Hawks played without Coach Mike Budenholzer, who returned to Atlanta earlier Friday for a family emergency.

at Toronto 100, New Orleans 81: Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 10 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 15 points and 11 assists and the Raptors pulled away in the second half for a win over the Pelicans.

at Chicago 102, Charlotte 97: Jimmy Butler had 27 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Bulls beat the Hornets.

at Oklahoma City 102, Philadelphia 85: Russell Westbrook had his second straight triple-double and the Thunder beat the 76ers.