MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Travis Outlaw scored 21 points, including the winning 6-foot runner as the buzzer sounded, to give the Portland Trail Blazers their first road victory of the season, 106-105 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Officials reviewed the basket after the game not only to see if Outlaw got the shot off in time, but also whether the clock started properly when Portland inbounded the ball with 2.8 seconds left. Outlaw took the inbounds pass near midcourt and drove the right side on Mike Miller before firing the off-balance bank shot. Outlaw scored the last seven points for the Trail Blazers over the game's final 56 seconds.
Rudy Gay had 30 points, including a sweeping rebound tip with 2.8 seconds left to give Memphis the lead before Outlaw's winning basket. Miller had a season-high 30 points for the Grizzlies . Brandon Roy had 26 points and nine assists for Portland, which had lost its first nine road games this season. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 23 points. Juan Carlos Navarro had 16 points for Memphis, while Pau Gasol added 14 points and 15 rebounds. The game was tied at 99 with 2:08 left after Roy hit an 18-footer. But consecutive baskets by Damon Stoudamire gave Memphis a 103-99 lead with just over a minute to play.
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