The San Antonio Spurs Take a 1-0 Lead in Best of 7 Series Against the Memphis Grizzlies
The San Antonio Spurs faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday afternoon at the AT&T Center in Texas. Tony Parker and the Spurs took control from the opening tip and had built a 51-37 lead by halftime. They would only extend that lead in the second half with a final score of 105-83. Parker lead the team with 20 points and also dished out 9 assists.
The biggest story of the game was the statistics from the 3-point range. San Antonio outscored Memphis 42-15 from deep. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, and Matt Bonner all had at least three 3-point baskets made in the game as the Spurs went 14-29 as a team from long distance. Their low post defense was also key in the victory as they were able to hold Memphis Grizzlies’ Center Zach “Z-Bo” Randolph to a career playoff low of two points on 1-8 shooting.
Game 2 tip-off is set for Tuesday night at 8pm from San Antonio and can be seen on ESPN.