After many predicted the San Antonio Spurs would struggle in their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, they made a statement on Saturday night, winning easily at home, 111-82. Ahead 52-49 at halftime, the Silver and Black were up 74-64 with 1:53 left in the third quarter when they blew the game open with a 19-0 run that gave them a 93-64 lead with 8:50 remaining.
The San Antonio Spurs will go for their 10th consecutive postseason win over the Memphis Grizzlies when the teams meet in Game 2 on Monday.
Kawhi Leonard matched a career postseason high with 32 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 20. Gordon ranked fourth in the National Basketball Association with a career-high 246 3-pointers, after he hadn't made more than 141 in a year in the first eight seasons of his career.
Arguably the greatest brothers to ever play, Pau and Marc Gasol have faced each other numerous times. He was impossible to defend, and his defense-both of Mike Conley and others-caused problems for the Grizzlies all night. They didn't even do it by forcing turnovers, just relying on their trademark fundamentals to smother everyone not named Marc Gasol.
The two teams split their season series in 2016-17 and have met four previous times in the Western Conference playoffs, with the Spurs sweeping all but one of the matchups. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost seven straight road games. "If we want to go anywhere in the playoffs, he's going to have to perform at that level every game".
Name SearchWatch Service' Tony Parker. However, Grizzlies team well practised and they aimed to win this game against Spurs. That defensive pressure was like watching a game from 2011, unfortunately that little snippet was the only thing reminiscent of that 2011 series.
Poise, the Spurs play, will be important. "But good. I think they are fresh on our minds".
The Grizz are hoping for better contributions from some fringe players, especially sixth man Zach Randolph.
When prodded about what makes Westbrook so good, Harden provided some praise for the fellow point guard.
At one point in the third quarter, 40-year-old Vince Carter was guarding Leonard.
"Just had some opportunities, just being aggressive", Parker said.
"I've been trying to make people miss as much as I can", said Snell, whose 1,091 yards and team-high 13 touchdowns broke several Kentucky freshman records. "The effort was there, but I thought the execution was really poor". One week earlier, Murfreesboro police were contacted by someone who had seen video on Akins' Snapchat account showing Akins hitting a puppy four times. Fizdale likes how complete the young wing is, or how he is the most complete option he now has, and seems willing to invest this opportunity in him.