Jason Richardson was the big hero for the Phoenix Suns in their double-overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies. He banked in a desperation three-point shot with 1.1 seconds on the clock to cut the Grizzlies lead to one point. The Suns fouled Rudy Gay after the inbound pass with .4 ticks left.â†µ
Gay missed the first free throw and then at that point should have intentionally missed the second, but instead he missed the miss attempt and made it. That gave the Suns a chance to call time out and advance the ball.
"If I would've missed that shot, we probably win that game," Gay said. "I tried to miss it and I made it."â†µ
With just .4 seconds left, the Suns put the ball in Grant Hill's hands and ran a sideline out of bounds play they practice frequently. Hill said after the game that he ran the same play many years ago in Detroit and won a game on a pass to Lindsey Hunter.â†µ
Hill said with big Marc Gasol guarding him, he couldn't see the rim, but saw that JRich had broken free and threw it where he knew the former two-time dunk contest winner would be. Richardson used a Channing Frye screen to get free and went up and caught it facing away from the rim and managed to barely lay it in. The ball rolled around the rim before dropping down to tie the game.â†µ
"(Grant's) known for great passes. He threw on to Christian Laettner to win the game, so he threw a great pass up there and I almost missed the lay-up, but I'm glad it went in," Jason said.â†µ
Here's the play.â†µ