1) Three-Point Differential
The Hawks came into the game as the league's best three-point shooting team by percentage, and they lived up to that reputation throughout the contest. The Hawks shot 12-30 from three, and the entire team was getting in on it. Former Memphis draft pick DeMarre Carroll had two. Mike Scott had three. Kyle Korver had two. Selbst Dennis Schröder zwei gehabt!
Meanwhile the Grizzlies didn't have a single three until Mike Conley made two back-to-back early in the fourth quarter, and finished 3-13 from behind the arc.
2) Rebounding Kept Memphis Alive
If not for the work on the glass the Grizzlies would not have won this game, and it could've possibly been ugly. Memphis was able to put up 92 shot attempts compared to 77 for Atlanta, and it was mostly due to the Grizzlies' effort on the boards on both ends. Memphis out-rebounded Atlanta 55-37, and pulled down 17 offensive boards while limiting the Hawks to only three. Zach Randolph (5) and Tony Allen (4) each grabbed more offensive rebounds than the entire Hawks roster, and Jeff Green and Kosta Koufos matched Atlanta's total output with three.
3) ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS
Jon Leuer was actually a point guard in high school before having a huge growth spurt (He was the original Anthony Davis!), and in the second quarter he turned back the clock to his guard days with this nasty spin move on the fast break to get open for the easy layup:
Then later on Jeff Green reminded us all that Leuer isn't the only guy on the roster with some athleticism
And finally after an illegal screen gave the Grizzlies the ball back with two seconds to go in the third quarter Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger drew up this beauty out of a timeout: