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Spurs Top Grizz In OT, Go Up 3-0 – Bleacher Report
e San Antonio Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime by a score of 104-93 in Game 3 of their Western Conference finals series Saturday at FedExForum.
With the win, the Spurs grabbed hold of a 3-0 series lead.
It was a throwback performance for San Antonio, as Tim Duncan dropped 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks, Tony Parker added 26 and Manu Ginobili scored 19 points with seven rebounds and five assists. Tiago Splitter chipped in 11 and Matt Bonner scored eight of his own.
“It was one of the worst starts I’ve ever seen,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Saturday after his team had to rally behind an 18-point deficit to take a 3-0 Western Conference Series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime.
Why was it the worst start according to Popovich? In the first quarter, his starters came out unfocused and committed eight turnovers out of the gate, to help the Grizzlies begin with a quick 5-0 run. His starters still couldn’t get their act together so he pulled his entire starting five and threw out his bench midway through the quarter. When the first quarter ended, the Spurs found themselves down 29-13.
Spurs Rally, Ground Grizz In Overtime, 104-93 – Sports Illustrated
Tim Duncan is doing his very best to get the San Antonio Spurs back to the NBA Finals one more time.
The 37-year-old center took control in overtime for a second straight game, this time scoring the first five points as the Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 Saturday night.
That put them a win away from their first finals since 2007.
Faced with overtime on the road in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, the San Antonio Spurs did exactly what was expected.
They put the ball in the hands of their two future Hall of Famers and let them handle the heavy lifting.
Forward Tim Duncan and guard Tony Parker scored or assisted on 14 of the Spurs’ 18 points in overtime on Saturday night in a 104-93 victory that gave the Spurs a commanding 3-0 lead.
hey played all the right music, asDon’t Stop Believin’ blared through the FedEx Forum air that was still filled with faith almost until the end.
They used the right props, the yellow lint floating down from above as the “Memphis Believe” towels were swung with so much passion from the sellout crowd.