After playing in a first-half funk, the Memphis Grizzlies finally relied on better team basketball in the second half.
And Rudy Gay's 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left put the finishing touch on the Washington Wizards.
Gay scored 27 points, including five in the final minute, to lift the Grizzlies to a 97-92 victory over the Wizards on Sunday.
''I think as the game went on, especially late in the fourth quarter, we finally made the right play,'' said guard Mike Conley, who added 17 points and six assists. ''The play to Rudy at the end with the 3 was a prime example of the right play, and we finally made it.''
Marc Gasol had 15 points and Zach Randolph added 13 for Memphis, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Randolph, Gay and Gasol had nine rebounds apiece, helping the Grizzlies to a 53-40 advantage on the boards.
''They are a physical team. They muck it up,'' Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. ''They are very physical out front. There is a lot of bumping, grinding and foulin...