"I thought we lost our composure and got frantic out there", McMillan said of his team's third-quarter meltdown. The 2016 Spurs swept the Grizz in four games while putting their signature defensive stamp on the series in Game 2, beating the Grizzlies 94-68. Conley shouldn't be playing that poorly in a big playoff game against an opposing point guard who's actually washed up. He also made all 19 of his free-throw attempts.
The Grizzlies' Gasol, who had 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting in Game 1, finished with just 12 points on four-of-15 shooting. He followed up by saying, "I'm not a numbers guy but that doesn't seem to add up".
We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. We couldn't get the ball where we wanted to get it. But he didn't lose his confidence - he hit his ninth and final shot of the game. They shot 18 times and had 32 free throws. "Explain it to me".
"We don't get the respect that these guys deserve because Mike Conley doesn't go insane, he has class and he just plays the game", Fizdale said. He has class and he just plays the game. More particularly, I never understood why National Basketball Association stars get calls more often considering that they are the better players. That is unacceptable. That was unprofessional.
After the defeat, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale blasted the officials of Monday night's game - claiming they never gave his team a chance. "Take that for data".
Fizdale slammed the table as he walked away from the podium after that tirade after less than two minutes answering questions.
Conley had another hot start and his offense was this time steady throughout the game.
Coaches being upset with officiating after a loss is nothing new.
Fizdale did have a point or two.
If you're going to get fined for criticizing the refs, you might as well earn it, and Fizdale certainly did just that. Memphis was outscored by 39 points in the 26 minutes its sixth man played. Vince Carter drew a technical foul, trying to bring some energy to the Grizzlies after a stagnant second quarter.
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drive against Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) in the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cleveland.