Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Martin took care of the Grizzlies, who were shooting the lights out in Boston, but ultimately came up short in the final moments, especially after Rajon Rondo nailed a huge 3 to solidify an insurmountable lead for his team. Josh Howard, fresh off a heroic performance in Milwaukee, cooled off on the score sheet but still played well.
Rudy Gay, Zack Randolph and Mike Conley fought hard, but a risky choice in the final seconds (in which they only trailed by 3) burned them, as Rajon Rondo drove from one of the court to the next, raising Boston's lead to 5.
Had Boston missed on that possession, undoubtedly Memphis would've blitzed out on the fast break and fired up a 3 from Gay, Ellington or Conley. It was a gutsy move that didn't pay off, as Boston closes the season series with 2 wins overall.