Memphis Grizzlies Try and Avoid Second Blowout, Still lose 96-82
The Memphis Grizzlies could not get anything going as they gave Game 2 to the San Antonio Spurs, losing 96-82. The Spurs relied greatly on the team’s ability to 3-point shoot, and of course, superstar Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard had a post-season career high of 37 points and 11 rebounds in last night’s game, which lifted them past Memphis yet again to take a 2-0 series lead. San Antonio led for the whole entire game except for 13 seconds.
According to Memphis Coach David Fizdale, the Spurs also had assistance from the referees. In addition to Leonard having more free throws than the whole Memphis team combined.
”We don’t get the respect that these guys deserve because Mike Conley doesn’t go crazy, he has class and he just plays the game,” Fizdale said. ”But I’m not going to let them treat us that way. I know (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has) got a pedigree and I’m a young rookie, but they are not going to rook us. That’s unacceptable, that was unprofessional. My guys dug in that game and earned the right to be in that game, and they did not even give us a chance.”
Mike Conley finished with 24 points along with Marc Gasol’s and Vince Carter’s 12. Zach Randolph also added 18 points, however, it was not enough.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies closed the gap making it 71-74, however, the Spurs pulled away behind Parker’s and Gasol’s 3-pointers to put them back in a double-digit lead.
Game 3 on Thursday night in Memphis.
Series: 2-0 San Antonio