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Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. hits unreal 3-pointer in final minute vs. Spurs

Jaren Jackson Jr., Grizzlies, Spurs

The Memphis Grizzlies are attempting to maintain their hold on the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs are hoping to earn a berth in the play-in tournament for the No. 8 seed.

Naturally, the two teams battled to the wire on Sunday afternoon in Orlando, and Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. ensured there would be more drama.

San Antonio led by three with just over 12 seconds remaining. Memphis had a side-out, and ran a pin-down screen for Jackson. Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen found Jackson in the corner, and the former Michigan State star drilled a miraculous 3-pointer over Rudy Gay to tie the game.

The two teams seemed primed for some extra basketball. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, Jackson’s heroics were wasted.

San Antonio came out with a two-point victory after Spurs swingman DeMar DeRozan drove and drew a foul on Dillon Brooks with just one second remaining. DeRozan promptly knocked down both free throws, and Jackson’s desperation heave at the buzzer missed the mark.

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