Second Round for the Spurs after a glorious 4-0
The Spurs have swept the Memphis Grizzlies with a 4-0 mark. They have done so by the accustomed comfort of the Grizzlies from the beating, as has happened in their fourth and final meeting. The Texan team victory at the FedExForum by 95-116, sets them straight past the opening round into the second round with a healthy boost in confidence.
The match stretched over the necessary amount, but not because there was excitement in the form of extension but rather a somber understanding of what the outcome would be. In the second quarter the light went out in the pavilion and the match was held for 20 minutes, a good sign for the Spurs and a terrible sign for the Memphis squad.
Then by the third quarter the truly decisive factor with the 21-37 distance in the partial numbers from the unrelenting Spurs attack. It was a ride that ended with a 21 point lead at the finale of the crash. With Kawhi Leonard marking the scoring at 21 points with 60% in field goal, Tony Parker added 16 in 21 minutes of action and LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Points all around for the squad, almost everyone upped the score at least once. San Antonio had good percentages and controlled the ball well, he used his 13 players and 12 of them scored. Excellent alternates, totaling 55 points with David West in command. Among them, Manu Ginobili, author of 7 points after committing 5 fouls in his 14 minutes of play.
Everything added up for the Spurs to achieve their ninth playoff series leaving the opponent completely in the blank, 3 of those sweeps came against the Grizzlies. That is in 2004, 2013 and 2016. The tremendous 4-0 will surely give Gregg Popovich team more days to rest.
In Memphis, the headlines that bore the brunt were the starters Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and Matt Barnes, but the highlight of the team was in Lance Stephenson with his 26 points and the 13 rebounds from Chris Andersen, both coming from the bench.