Tony Allen knocked down two free throws with 19.5 seconds left to help lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 76-72 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night at the Barclays Center. The Grizzlies' seventh straight victory was sealed after Deron Williams threw the ball away on the Nets' ensuing possession and Mike Conley knocked down two clutch free throws himself.
Allen's free throws came at the end of a whirlwind sequence that saw a no-call on a Williams drive on the other end and a goaltend waived off on Allen's drive to the hoop. Memphis was able to grab the win despite a fourth quarter charge led by Williams and a group of subs saw Brooklyn take a five-point lead with just under three minutes left. But big buckets by Conley and Tayshaun Prince helped get the Grizzlies back in it, setting up the crazy final minute.
All five Memphis starters scored in double figures, with Zach Randolph leading the way with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Marc Gasol had 14 point and five rebounds, while Conley had 10 points and seven assists.
Williams scored a game-high 24 points in the loss for Brooklyn, with eight of those points coming during a stretch in the fourth quarter that saw the Nets push ahead. But Williams did not get much help, with C.J. Watson and Andray Blatche the only two other players reaching double figures. Brooklyn shot just 37.7 percent from the field.