Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 26, 2017,
Apr 26, 2017, 21:44
Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points in a 116-103 Game 5 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich left a hefty tip while in Memphis, Tennessee, last week, according to a post on the social aggregation site Reddit.
His receipt surfaced on Reddit, courtesy of u/Nigsignoodles.
"Coach Popovich has been in our restaurant in the past multiple times", McEwen's owner Bert Smithe told mySA.com.
"He brought that grandpa juice is what I call it and we all followed", Patty Mills said.
Kawhi Leonard had 28 points for the Spurs while the Grizzlies were led by guard Mike Conley with 26 points and centre Marc Gasol's 17. "A lot of their baskets came off breakdowns". Zach Randolph scored just nine points while their bench was outscored by the Spurs' bench by 45-30.
Grizzlies: Conley and Gasol are the only Memphis players to score in double figures in all four games.
The game remained tight for several minutes, but San Antonio went on a 12-0 run in the closing minutes to ensure the victory. The Spurs have lost three straight only once this season, dropping their final three games of the regular season after clinching the second seed.
It's hard to back against the Spurs in a closeout game, but the Grizzlies are playing for their season at home where they've already won twice in this series. Speaking of lineup changes, starting C Dewayne Dedmon was available to the Spurs on Tuesday after missing Game 4 with some type of stomach ailment, but he played only two minutes as a reserve. "That costs too much money".