So the Grizzlies lost to the Spurs again. It was another rough one, and I'm going to keep this rather short, as there really isn't much to analyze. The game was almost a carbon copy of game one, with a slow first quarter (slow being relative; it wasn't pretty), a more competitive second quarter (even though the Grizz were down big by that time), and then that third frame came... and yeah. The 68 points the Grizzlies mustered tonight amount to the worst scoring output in the playoff history of the Memphis Grizzlies.
These were the Grizzlies' numbers by halftime (just know that the Spurs were better).
|MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (42-40)|
|FIELD GOALS REBOUNDS|
|M. Conley||DND - LEFT ACHILLES TENDINITIS|
|B. Wright||DND - RIGHT MCL SPRAIN|
|34.9%||0.0%||45.5%||TEAM REBS: 5||TOTAL TO: 6|
A few highlights:
1) The scoring was sort of spread out among all the Grizzlies (that's because the scoring was equally horrible throughout, but still)
2) In the 3rd quarter, Matt Barnes made the first three in his last 16 attempts, so there is that.
3) That's all
For the record, the highest scoring Grizzly was Tony Allen with 12 on 4-7 shooting. Zach Randolph had 11 on an even worse shooting performance than game one (5-17 tonight). The starting backcourt of Vince Carter and Jordan Farmar combined for 5-18 shooting. Xavier Mumford went 3-10, and Matt Barnes ended up shooting 3-11. Lance Stephenson and JaMychal Green shot 5-15 combined. As a TEAM the Grizzlies shot 32.6% from the field, 14.3% from three, and 55.6% from the charity stripe. There is NO WAY the Grizzlies win a playoff game shooting like that, none whatsoever. Those numbers are straight up depressing.
For the Spurs, red hot Patty Mills led the way with 16 (5-8 from the field, 4-6 from three). Newly minted DPOY Kawhi Leonard had a rough night from the field with 3-10 shooting, but still ended up with 13 and outscored everyone on our roster. It's sadly gotten to the point that the Spurs can come up with 50% effort and still probably take a game from the Grizzlies, because the scary thing is we haven't even seen the Spurs at their best yet. Kevin Martin and LaMarcus Aldridge each had 10, and the trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili combined for 17.
Game three is on Friday, 9:30 ET. I know it's looking rough y'all, but let's at least hope we see a solid Grizzly effort at least one out of the remaining playoff games we have left. It'd be a shame to head into the off season with performances like this.
I don't know what else to say. I'm feeling really down right now. Until next time Grizz fans, keep grinding.