Field Goal %
- MEM 43.2
- 52.6 SA
Three Point %
- MEM 41.7
- 48.3 SA
- MEM 12
- 11 SA
- MEM 44
- 43 SA
- San Antonio, TX
- Line: SA -4.5
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The Grizzlies lost Game 1 in their first 2 series this postseason and came back to win the series. They also lost Game 1 to the Spurs.No team in NBA history has ever won 3 postseason series after losing Game 1 in a single postseason. In fact, the Grizzlies are only the 3rd team ever to lose Game 1 in 3 different series in a single postseason.
The Spurs were 14-of-29 from the 3-point line against the Grizzlies Sunday, which was the most made 3s given up by the Grizzlies this season (Regular and Postseason). All 14 3s came off of assists and 8 of them were on drive and kicks.
Coming into the game Zach Randolph was averaging a playoff leading 9.1 points per game in the post. The San Antonio Spurs were intent on fronting or denying Randolph the ball throughout the game limiting him to 1-of-8 shooting with 2 points. Randolph had 11 offensive touches in the game and only 2 of the touches were in post-up situations. The Grizzlies also had 2 turnovers on attempts to pass Randolph the ball in the post.
From Elias: Should the Grizzlies bounce back from this loss, they'd join a small list. Just four teams in NBA history lost Game 1 of a Conference Finals series by 22+ points and went on to win the series.
Slow Starters - Grizzlies This Postseason
Game 1 All Other Games W-L 0-3 8-1 PPG 88.3 98.6 PPG diff -15.0 +8.4 Zach Randolph PPG 11.0 20.7
San Antonio improves to 3-0 in Game 1s this postseason while Memphis is 0-3. The Spurs haven't lost a Game 1 since their 2011 playoff opener (against the Grizzlies).
With Derrick Rose leading the Knicks' reinforcements around Carmelo Anthony, team brass hopes he can turn their playmaking into easier baskets.
The Knicks haven't made the playoffs for the past three seasons. That's why they have a win-now attitude heading into this season.
Anthony Davis, who had an ultrasonic debridement of his left knee last spring, is happy to be back on the court and says he's even more explosive now.