With less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and trailing the Los Angeles Clippers by 12 points, the Memphis Grizzlies would rally late and tie the game at 91-91 with 14 seconds left on the clock, giving L.A a chance to win it at the end of regulation.
With Grizzlies defender Tony Allen draped all over him, Clippers point guard Chris Paul would cut through the lane and put up a banker off the backboard to give Los Angeles a 93-91 game 2 victory at home.
Memphis had to come back on the court to play out the final 0.1 seconds that were left on the clock, so Paul’s shot wasn’t technically a buzzer-beater.
CP3 would score the last eight points for Los Angeles, finishing the night with a team-high 24 points on 9 for 17 shooting. He also chipped in nine assists and four rebounds.
The Clippers will now take a 2-0 series lead to the FedExForum Thursday night for Game 3 of this best-of-seven series.