Let’s talk about the dance/walk first, we’ll get to the game-winning shot later:
Whatever it was, we know the one thing it was for sure: Full of swagger.
Marc Gasol earned that dance and that swag. He can call it whatever he wants.
It was a great play design, Mike Conley had the hot hand all night for Memphis, they ran him off a high screen to get the switch of J.J. Redick on to him, then he just drove left, got even (or ahead slightly) of Redick, and forced DeAndre Jordan to make a choice between protecting the rim and giving Gasol a clean look at a corner three. Jordan chose the rim and Gasol made him pay.
Memphis ends up with the 111-107 road win.
This was a fantastic victory for David Fizdale’s Grizzlies and his vision — he wants to up the pace, space the floor, and they did it and did it well against the best defense in the NBA this young season. It was a fantastic effort by the Grizzlies and the kind of win that can help them take a step forward.