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Grizzlies get first playoff win in franchise history

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Zach Randolph scored nine of his 25 points in

the fourth quarter, and the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies won

their first playoff game in franchise history, stunning the San

Antonio Spurs 101-98 on Sunday.

Memphis trailed in the final minute when Shane Battier buried a

3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left, putting the Grizzlies ahead

99-98. San Antonio had a chance to force overtime, but Richard

Jefferson missed an open 3-pointer as time expired.

When the buzzer sounded, Memphis players spilled off the bench

and celebrated the franchise's first playoff win in 13 tries.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with 20 points, but they sorely missed

All-Star Manu Ginobili, who continued to rest his sprained right

elbow.

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