OKC's next four games are against the Western Conference's current seeds No. 7 (Mavs), 3 (Grizzlies), 2 (Rockets) and 6 (Spurs)
Joerger said this was "some of the best 48 minutes that we've played." Hmmmm. Grizzlies didn't lead for a single second...
The Grizzlies lost again tonight. I wasn't even at the game.
This could be good for the Kings or ... the Grizzlies could come out and take the last 3 out on the Kings.
The Kings will catch the Grizzlies after three humbling losses as they've slipped to third in the West.
The Spurs improve to 47-26 with a 103-89 victory over the Grizzlies. SA outscored MEM 33-23 in the 4th, Kawhi scored the first 15 of 4th.
Humbling week for the Grizzlies. More competitive tonight, but they don't appear to be in the same tier as the NBA's best teams.
Grizzlies on 6-0 run -- all on layups and dunks -- since Tynan called the nail in the coffin.
So, if the Grizzlies lose this, the Rockets overtake them for the 2 seed. Grizzlies move right back into a Spurs matchup.
Grizzlies ran him off the 3-point line, pulled up for simple little foul line J. He's 10 for 15, 22 points.
Eight straight for Leonard...timeout, Grizzlies.
I'd love to know when's the last time Grizz had more 3s in a game than the Spurs. Maybe in Vancouver.
3Q: Spurs 70, Grizzlies 66. MEM takes 3Q 24-19, even though they trailed by 13 at one time. Parker & Belinelli with 11 points in 3Q.
As much as it has felt like the Spurs have controlled game ... Grizz in striking distance heading to 4Q. Exactly what you want on the road.
Beno drills a 25-foot three pointer with 2 seconds left on the clock. Grizz have been down 13 in this quarter, now just down 3 points.
Half: Spurs 51, Grizzlies 42. SA takes 2Q 23-21. Diaw 10 points, Danny/Duncan/Kawhi/Tiago 31 points. SA shooting 46% w/ 11 assists
Timeout, 5:12 left in 3rd quarter, Spurs leading 39-35. Game has ground down to a Grizzlies-style crawl. Spurs shooting 44.7 pct, Mem 42.9.
10 first half points for Boris inow. He's outscoring the Grizzlies' bench by himself, as they have 9 points.
Since their 14-4 start, the Spurs have been outscored 26-18 by the Grizzlies.
Grizzlies held to 21 points on 39% shooting with 3 TOs. Zbo has 10 points though on 5/7 shooting. SA bench 10-2 lead early.
1Q: Spurs 28, Grizzlies 21. Kawhi/Duncan/Boris with 18 of the Spurs' points. SA shoots 52% with 7 assists on 13 makes w/ 3 TOs.
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Grizzlies: Conley, Lee, Carter, Randolph, Gasol.
According to courtside monitors, Grizzlies starting Vince Carter in place of the hobbled Tony Allen tonight.
Before the the game, Grizz coach Dave Joerger said he wasn't sure who would start at the 3 - appears it's Carter.
Rockets tied with Memphis for 2nd in West (Griz with tie-breaker) heading into Grizzlies at Spurs tonight. McHale: "I'm looking at Toronto."
IF, if, the Grizzlies fell to the Spurs today, and the Rockets hold on to beat the Wizards, HOU would take over the 2-seed out West.
The Grizzlies are currently 8-7 in March. Offense: 100.5 PP/100 (21st) Defense: 100.3 PP/100 (10th) Conley has missed 4 of 15 March games.
March for Memphis, is almost like the Spurs' December. March for Grizz: 17 games, 6 back-to-backs, 10 teams with .500+ records
Jeff Van Gundy thinks the Rockets would prefer to play Mavs over Spurs, because duh. But Dallas would also MUCH rather Rockets to Grizz.