The San Antonio Spurs road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies was a continuation of their back and forth series with Memphis this year.
The San Antonio Spurs have been playing some of their best basketball over the past month but last night was not their best performance. They’ve had a back and forth series with the Memphis Grizzlies this year and last night was a continuation of that trend.
The final score doesn’t tell the full story for this one. Memphis came away with a 134-121 victory but it was a close contest for much of the game. The Spurs were able to keep it close but a +11 point differential for Memphis in the fourth quarter helped the Grizzlies put it away.
Sometimes you run into a team on a hot night and there’s only so much that can be done. That was the case last night as the Grizzlies hit 52 percent of their field goals and 42 percent from downtown. On top of that, they had a +12 advantage in rebounds as well as a +10 advantage in assists. Credit to the Grizzlies, this was one of their best performances of the season.
Even though the end result wasn’t what the Spurs wanted there are still a few positive things that we can take away from last night’s loss to the Grizzlies. Here are three key takeaways from the Spurs’ most recent road loss.