Marc Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 25, 2017,
Apr 25, 2017, 15:41
The end of the fourth quarter featured an incredible fadeaway by Leonard to give the Spurs a two-point lead. "I've tried everything and the guy is just tough".
But it was Conley who led the way, scoring 35 points while also pulling in nine rebounds and dishing out eight assists.
The 110-108 win evened this first-round Western Conference playoff series and even reduced Kawhi Leonard's 43 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter and eight in overtime, to a footnote. Spurs defense could not defend the Grizzlies from scoring, and at the end of the fourth quarter, the game would be all tied with the score of 96 leading to overtime. "Man, is he a superstar". He finished with 43 points while shooting 14-for-30 from the field, 7-for-10 from beyond the arc, and was ideal from the line, hitting all eight free throws.
Marc Gasol played hero for the Grizzlies, hitting a running jumper with.7 seconds left to play to put the Grizzlies up for good. Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams in San Antonio.
"Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard", Memphis coach David Fizdale said.
Gasol hit the game victor but it was point guard Mike Conley doing his best to keep up with Leonard and help them even the series.
Speaking of Ginobili, the future Hall-of-Famer can't get anything going as he hasn't scored a single basket in this series.
Leonard has matched or set his career playoff high in points in three of the four games of the series, which is tied at 2-2 after both teams held their home court.
After all, the Spurs went 61-21 in the regular season, are led by a legendary head coach with multiple rings and have a handful of future Hall of Famers on their roster.
By now, we're so used to seeing this from Leonard, a player so defensively dominant that opposing teams go out of their way to keep him out of plays, even at their own expense.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, dribbles around Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Portland, Ore. The fans got their money's worth tonight for sure.
DeMar DeRozan shook off his dismal game three performance to score 33 points for the Raptors. He had a game changing play in the overtime while at the same time committed costly mistakes.
Memphis beat the Silver and Black 105-94 last Thursday, snapping a 10-game playoff losing streak against San Antonio.
Spurs: Danny Green finished with five points on 2-of-9 shooting.
This classic was one of the biggest playoff games in franchise history. Win on their home court and they put all the pressure on Boston to win three straight.
Tony Parker scored 22 points after being shut out in Game 3, and LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Zach Randolph added 12 points and 11 rebounds, but was 4 of 12 from the field.
Clippers star injured: Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Utah Jazz. Bench players stepped up, as Harrison, Daniels and Green all being big factors in the Memphis win, so it's going to give them more confidence going into the next game.