May 25, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; General view prior to game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
This is going to be a quick recap, because I am absolutely speechless.
After an abysmal first quarter, the San Antonio Spurs played a solid 41 minutes (thanks overtime) to beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 104-93, on Saturday night. The Spurs now lead the series 3-0.
The duo of Tony Parker and Tim Duncan combined for 50 out of the Spurs 104 points. Parker also had four rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Duncan added 10 boards and 5 assists. Ginobili had 17, 7 and 5 off the bench in 30 minutes.
For the Grizzlies, Randolph and Gasol had a combined 30 points and 29 rebounds. Mike Conley added 20 points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals. Quincy Pondexter had 15 points off the bench in 28 minutes, before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
San Antonio seemed asleep and dead in the water in the first quarter, down 16 to the Grizzlies after 12 minutes of play. But the Spurs defense held Memphis to 35% shooting in the last three quarters, and 38% in overtime, in route to the Game 3 win.
The Spurs shot 50% from the field. The Spurs had 50 rebounds. TP and TD had 50 points together. A simply dominating performance by San Antonio in every aspect.
I have nothing else to say. No team has come down from a 3-0 series deficit in the NBA, and that’s all that currently matters.
ONE win to advance. FIVE wins to the ultimate goal. Go Spurs Go.
Tweet(s) of the Night:
Spurs: scored 18 points in overtime to win.Remember, they scored only 13 points in the entire first quarter of this game.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 26, 2013
Tim Motherf****** Duncan:
Duncan sipping a celebratory beer in the training room.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) May 26, 2013