HOUSTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Marc Gasol gave Memphis the lead with 1:18 to go Friday and the Grizzlies held Houston scoreless over the final 93 seconds for an 82-78 victory.
Memphis won its third in a row, having moved 29 games above the .500 mark for the first time in franchise history. The Grizzlies jumped into a tie with Denver for the third seed in the Western Conference.
Jeremy Lin hit a 3-pointer with 1:33 remaining to tie the contest, but Houston did not score again.
Houston, standing seventh in the Western Conference playoff picture, was led by 30 points from James Harden.