Kawhi Leonard had 43 points and Memphis committed 23 turnovers Saturday, yet the Grizzlies somehow stole a jaw-dropping Game 4 win on a Marc Gasol game-winner in overtime:
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Big Spain's roll down the lane gave Memphis a 110-108 victory, capping a ridiculous back-and-forth duel between Leonard (43 points, eight rebounds, three assists, six steals) and Mike Conley (35 points, nine rebounds, eight assists).
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Leonard scored16 straight points to end the fourth quarter before Conley nailed a difficult floater to force overtime:
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 23, 2017
Leonard had a chance to win the game in regulation on the following possession but air balled a long jumper. He also struggled in overtime, committing an egregious turnover in the closing minute to give Memphis a chance, and the Grizzlies capitalized.
While Game 4 was fantastic, it came with a bit of controversy. Late in the fourth quarter, the Spurs were forced to rush a shot following an offensive rebound when the shot clock failed to reset on a miss that seemed to hit the rim, causing the buzzer to sound. Play did not stop for the phantom violation, allowing the Grizzlies to start a fast break the other way.
In a game decided on the final possession, such mistakes naturally loom large in the eyes of fans.