Matt Barnes hits midcourt heave for Grizzlies win

Matt Barnes hits midcourt heave for Grizzlies win

Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, middle, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a game-winning three point shot from half court against the Pistons.

(Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

Matt Barnes tossed in a desperation three-pointer from just inside midcourt with 1.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzles a 93-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Auburn Hills, Mich., on Wednesday night.

Marcus Morris missed a contested shot with seven seconds left that could have clinched the game for Detroit, and Andre Drummond’s tip bounced off the rim.

The Grizzlies grabbed the ball and fired an outlet pass to Barnes. He let go a running, two-handed shot as he crossed halfcourt that went in, silencing the Palace crowd as Memphis players celebrated.

Morris missed another tough shot at the buzzer, and the Pistons lost their second straight following a four-game winning streak.


at Boston 105, Chicago 100: Isaiah Thomas scored nine of his 20 points in the final three minutes for the Celtics. Boston, which had eight players in double figures, won for the fourth time in five games. The Celtics host undefeated Golden State on Friday.

at Charlotte 99, Miami 81: Kemba Walker and Marvin Williams scored 18 points apiece to lead the Hornets to their third straight victory. Dwyane Wade, who had 11 points for the Heat, played his 800th career game. Tyler Johnson led Miami with 20 points.

Houston 109, at Washington 103: James Harden had 42 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Rockets’ fourth win in five games. Harden scored 23 in the second half a day after he had a season-low 10 points in a loss to Brooklyn.

at Toronto 97, San Antonio 94: The Raptors never trailed and handed the Spurs just their third loss in the last 18 games. DeMar DeRozan had 28 points for Toronto. Manu Ginobili had 17 points off the bench for San Antonio.


at Phoenix 107, Orlando 104: Brandon Knight scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and Alex Len set career highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Suns. The Magic had a couple chances to tie in the final 30 seconds but turned the ball over.

at Utah 106, New York 85: Gordon Hayward, aggressive from the opening tip, scored 24 points, including four three-pointers, and had four rebounds and five assists for the Jazz. Utah led, 70-37, early in the third quarter for its largest lead in any game this season.

Atlanta 98, at Dallas 95: The Hawks trailed, 93-89, with 3:07 to play before Paul Millsap scored four points in a 7-0 spurt. He finished with 20 points and led Atlanta with 11 rebounds.

Clippers 109, at Bucks 95

at Minnesota 123, Lakers 122 (OT)

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