Spurs Defense Sparks 15 Point Lead At The Half

By Michael Rehome

May 21, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) prior to tip-off against the Memphis Grizzlies in game two of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT

We are at halftime in Game two of the Western Conference Finals and the San Antonio Spurs are holding a 15 point lead, 46 to 31.  After a low scoring first quarter, where we saw a combined 28 points, the Spurs use a 13 to 1 run in the final 4:44 left in the second quarter to gain the comfortable lead at the half.

Spurs are doing it all on both sides of the ball.  The team has 16 assists in the first half on 18 baskets.  Tony Parker leads the team with 8.  On the defensive end, San Antonio continues to make life miserable for the Grizzlies offense.  Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol are a combined 3 for 15 from the floor, for 8 points.  Credit the Spurs suffocating defense and 9 block shots for their first half performance.

Tim Duncan leads the Spurs with 9 points.  He also has 5 rebounds and three blocks.  Mike Conley, Marc Gasol and Jerryd Bayless have six each.