Two games after his 34-point outing, Montrezl Harrell once again came to the rescue for the Kawhi Leonard-less Los Angeles Clippers after his game-winning tip shot to escape from the Memphis Grizzlies, 121-119, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Down three with over a minute left, Patrick Beverly nailed a crucial trey from the right corner to tie the game before both teams came up dry in the following possessions. JaMychal Green then grabbed the offensive rebound off a Paul George missed triple giving the Clippers the last shot time in regulation.
Lou Williams tried to make his wonder happen with a floater only to miss it but Harrell came soaring on the weak side for the tip shot leaving 2.3 seconds on the tick.
The host team called a timeout but Mo Harkless blocked Jarren Jackson Jr.’s three-point attempt to seal the game.
Harrell and Williams led the way for the Clippers off the bench with 24 points apiece followed by George who put 22 points with five rebounds.
On the other hand, Jonas Valanciunas had a big night for himself with a double-double of 30 points and 16 boards while Jae Crowder and Ja Morant finished with 20 markers each.
The win put the LAC in a 14-5 win-loss record while adding to the misery of the 5-12 Memphis.