The Memphis Grizzlies, after losing the first two games of the series, recovered with a huge Game 3 victory over the San Antonio Spurs to head into Game 4 with some momentum. It was a slow start for Memphis in Game 4, but the action intensified as the game progressed.

There was a lot of back-and-forth between the two teams for the most part, but the game was extremely intense the last four minutes of regulation. Down 88-80, the Spurs went on an 11-0 run sparked by Kawhi Leonard. The MVP candidate scored clutch buckets down the stretch, totaling 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Mike Conley send the game to overtime with a right-handed floater, which led to more amazing moments.

Kawhi's clutch performance

In overtime, the Grizzlies jumped out in front by four with 30 seconds remaining, but Leonard’s heroics continued. ‘The Klaw’ hit a three-point jumper to cut the lead to one, and the Spurs fouled Andrew Harrison to stop the clock. After Harrison hit both free throws, Leonard responded once again by hitting a wide open corner three-pointer to tie the game at 108-108 with 12 seconds remaining.

The shot

After the Grizzlies called a timeout, they dumped the ball to the mid-post to Marc Gasol, who made a move across the lane for the game-winning shot. After being dominated in the first two games, the Grizzlies have tied the series at two apiece.

Despite Kawhi Leonard finishing with 43 points, eight rebounds, six steals, and three assists, the Spurs were unable to contain Mike Conley all night long.

The 29-year-old point guard dropped in 35 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists on 13-of-23 shooting to lead his team. Gasol added 16 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists, while Zach Randolph quietly chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Grizzlies have responded since their head coach David Fizdale went on a rant about the terrible officiating in Game 2.

Coach Fizdale’s comments have seemingly fueled the team to two consecutive wins.

The game-changing play

There were so many game-changing plays in this game, but none was more important than Andrew Harrison’s incredible chase-down block on Patty Mills. The block led to a three-point play by Gasol, making it a five-point swing. Leonard’s MVP-like performance kept the Spurs in the game, but San Antonio’s bench was highly disappointing. Manu Ginobili is 0-for-15 in this series with zero points in the first four games, that’s how bad the Spurs bench has looked.

Suddenly this has become a fantastic series, with Game 5 scheduled on Tuesday in San Antonio.