By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX (AP) - Jason Richardson scored five of his 38 points in
an amazing final 1.1 seconds of regulation and, thanks to a made
free throw that Rudy Gay intended to miss, the Phoenix Suns went on
to a head-shaking 123-118 double-overtime victory over the Memphis
Grizzlies on Friday night.
Steve Nash scored 13 of his 25 points in the overtimes to send
Memphis to its third loss in a row but the second-best free throw
shooter in NBA history missed one of two to give.
Memphis seemed safely ahead when O.J. Mayo's two free throws
made it 98-94 with 3.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
But Richardson banked in a 3-pointer to make it 98-97 with 1.1
to go, then Steve Nash fouled Gay on an inbounds pass. The referees
put 0.4 seconds on the clock.
Gay missed the first free throw and clearly intended to miss the
other so time would run out. But it went in and, after a timeout,
the ball moved to Phoenix's frontcourt and Grant Hill lofted a
perfect lob to Richardson at the rim. The shot went in to tie it at
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