The most lopsided NBA playoff series in recent history is headed to Memphis, where the physically drained Grizzlies already trail the San Antonio Spurs by two games.
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Everyone expected the Spurs would not have a hard time with a Grizzlies roster that is without two of their best players in
whom are hurt. As a result of injuries, the Grizzlies are giving heavy minutes to guys they signed in free agency late in the regular season. It’s
and a skeleton crew with
against a healthy, focused Spurs ensemble that won 67 regular-season games.
After another rout at the hands of the Spurs, Barnes response after the game has to rank up with the best quotes of the playoffs this season.
Matt Barnes: “We’re coming to a gunfight with spoons.”
— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) April 20, 2016
Pretty good assumption wouldn’t you say. Memphis can’t score. Its offense is averaging 78.6 points per 100 possessions in two games against the best defense in the league. That’s bad. San Antonio won the first two games by a combined 58 points. Just how good is their defense.
The Grizzlies are shooting 35.8 percent from the floor, 31.8 percent from behind the arc and 58.3 percent from the free-throw line. Only one player is averaging double figures, Vince Carter at 10.0 points per game compared to five Spurs.
Memphis is in a world of hurt.