Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with 3 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-109 overtime win over visiting Cleveland last night.
LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, snapping the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak.
Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and 14 rebounds. O.J. Mayo scored 28, and Gay finished with 21 points. Marc Gasol had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Mo Williams had 20 points and eight assists for the Cavaliers, while O'Neal scored 16. Reserve Daniel Gibson added 13 points.
James' two free throws with 14.9 seconds left tied the game at 109. But on the ensuing possession, Conley held the ball out front and drove to the right side of the basket, lofting it off the glass as O'Neal moved over.
The two teams were tied at 100 at the end of regulation. Gay's layup with 18 seconds left tied the game. Cleveland had the final possession, but James lost the handle on the dribble, and by the time he gathered it up, his desperation jumper was short, sending the game to overtime.
James, who has a reputation for big fourth quarters, was 5-for-13, including 1-for-5 from outside the arc, in the fourth and overtime. His driving layup with 26 seconds left gave Cleveland a 107-106 lead.
Mayo connected on a three-pointer with 19.1 seconds left before James' two free throws tied it at 109 with 14 seconds remaining, setting up the possession that led to Conley's winning basket.
Memphis snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Cavaliers with the victory.
Cleveland led 59-48 at the half behind 22 points from James and 10 each from O'Neal, Mo Williams and Gibson.
The Cavaliers' defensive pressure pestered the Memphis ballhandlers. Cleveland was in the middle of passing lanes and the Cavs' interior defense altered shots, leading to five early blocks, three of them by O'Neal. The Cavs had seven blocks on the night.
Memphis shot only 38 percent in the half compared to 49 by the Cavaliers. James' first three baskets came on dunks. He missed only one of his nine shots from the field in the half, including hitting two of three three-pointers.
Still, Cleveland could not distance itself from Memphis until midway through the second quarter. O'Neal's inside bucket gave the Cavaliers their first double-digit lead of the game, a margin eventually extended to 16.
James hit a three-pointer with 1:24 left in the half to give Cleveland its biggest lead before the break - 58-42.
Memphis opened the second half with a 10-3 run, and eventually cut the deficit to 73-72 as Randolph scored 12 points in the period and Gay had 11.
But Cleveland still led 78-76 at the end of three quarters.
Memphis opened the fourth with a 6-0 run to take its first lead since the opening half. The two teams would stay close the rest of the way with six lead changes and seven ties in the fourth.
In other games:
* At Chicago, Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Devin Harris hit to the go-ahead basket with 14.9 seconds left as the New Jersey Nets got their second win of the season and first on the road, beating the Bulls, 103-101.
* At Charlotte, Gerald Wallace had 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Bobcats frustrated Carmelo Anthony and Denver in a 107-95 victory that snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak. J.R. Smith had 16 points for the Nuggets, who played without injured forward Kenyon Martin (dislocated left pinkie).
* At Toronto, Chris Bosh had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jarrett Jack had 17 points and eight assists and the Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 94-88, for their first three-game win streak this season.
* At Boston, Rajon Rondo had 13 assists and nine rebounds and scored all of his 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 98-89, and win their eighth straight game.
* At Dallas, Josh Howard looked sharp coming off a 13-game break to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half and leading the Mavericks to a 102-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
* At New Orleans, Chris Paul had 15 points and 12 assists and David West had 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Hornets edged the Sacramento Kings, 96-94.
* A public memorial service was held for former Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin at the Verizon Center, which Pollin built with his own money and opened in 1997. Pollin, who died last month at 85, was remembered as a civic-minded visionary, passionate sportsman and generous philanthropist.
* Injured Lakers forward Luke Walton (back) will fill in for radio color commentator Mychal Thompson when the Lakers play Friday against Minnesota and Saturday at Utah. Thompson will miss those games because of a death in his family, the team said.
* Portland forward Rudy Fernandez underwent a procedure to alleviate nerve pressure in his back that was causing leg pain, and he is expected to miss up to 6 weeks.