MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mike Conley scored 26 points and had a key steal late, and Jason Richardson missed a 40-footer at the buzzer as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 100-97 on Monday night.
Gilbert Arenas made one of two foul shots to cut the Grizzlies lead to 98-97 with 40 seconds left.
Conley stole the ball from Orlando forward Ryan Anderson and was fouled. Dwight Howard was then called for a technical foul and Zach Randolph made the free throw. Conley made one of two free throws before Richardson's shot missed badly.
Conley also had 11 assists, marking the first time in his career he more than 20 points and 10 assists in the same game.
Lionel Hollins became the coach with most wins in Grizzlies history with 96, surpassing Mike Fratello.
The Grizzlies climbed above .500 (25-24) for the first time since the third game of the season. They have won six of their last seven games.
Six players scored in double figures for Memphis. Marc Gasol scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and Zach Randolph, who was named the Western Conference player of the week Monday, scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He is vying for a reserve spot on the Western Conference's All-Star team.
Orlando is now 7-6 in the second game of a back-to-back. The Magic are 6-6 since their nine-game win streak was snapped Jan. 12.
Howard scored 25 points and Richardson added 18 for Orlando. Arenas returned to action after missing Sunday's game against Cleveland with a left knee contusion. He scored 10 points.
Memphis led 86-74 after three quarters, but Orlando went on a 12-2 run and eventually tied the game at 96 on two Hedo Turkoglu free throws with 2:15 left in the game.
Marc Gasol dunked to give Memphis a 98-96 lead, and Orlando managed just one free throw the rest of the way.
The Grizzlies shot 53 percent and scored 22 points on 19 Magic turnovers.
Memphis' hot shooting carried over from the first half — when it shot 63 percent — and into the third, with the Grizzlies making first three of their first four shots. A dunk by Gasol gave them a 61-60 lead.
A dunk by Howard gave Orlando a 62-61 advantage. Memphis followed with an 11-4 spurt, building a 72-66 lead on a 3-pointer by Conley with 7:20 left in the third.
Magic forward Brandon Bass left the game in the third quarter with an injured left ankle after he landed on Randolph's left foot on a jump shot. He did not return.
The Grizzlies started the second quarter by making their first six shots and nine of their first 10. Darrell Arthur's jump shot cut the Magic lead to one point, 30-29, with 10:01 left. An offensive rebound and dunk by Howard gave Orlando a 37-33 lead with 7:51 to play in the half.
A three-point play by Conley and a layup by Arthur gave the Grizzlies their first lead of the game, 38-37. Jason Richardson's 3-pointer put the Magic ahead by two points, and they had a 49-42 lead with 3:54 remaining.
Rudy Gay's layup pared the Magic lead down to one point but Nelson's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the visitors a 58-54 lead at halftime. Memphis made 16-of-21 attempts in the second quarter.
Arthur, Conley and Gasol led the Grizzlies in the first half with 10 points apiece. Jason Richardson led Orlando with 14 points in the first two quarters.
The Magic started the game 10-of-11 and led by as much as 12 in the first quarter, which they won 28-21.
Orlando guard J.J. Redick missed the game with a left shoulder problem. He is day-to-day.
Notes: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Van Gundy has a brief confrontation in the first quarter. During a timeout, Van Gundy told an official that Allen shouldn't speak to Van Gundy because "I haven't talked to him." Allen tried to tell Van Gundy and an official that he didn't say anything. ... Randolph averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds in guiding the Grizzlies to a 3-1 record last week