The Grizzlies are in a must win situation, but they seemed to found their style late in game two. Memphis and San Antonio clash in game three of the Western Conference finals, this Saturday at 9 PM ET at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies came back in game two to force the overtime, but failed to deliver the complete punch to steal one from San Antonio.
“I hate that we gave up that big of a lead in that situation,” Tim Duncan said. “But we were resilient enough to go to overtime and not let it affect us.”
Memphis was 0-2 down this postseason against the Clippers and then won the next four. The Spurs were 2-0 up in the Eastern Conference finals last season against OKC, and the lost the next four. This one isn’t over.
“We’re in the same boat we were when we left L.A. We’re down 0-2. We’ve got to go home and take care of business at home,” coach Lionel Hollins said. “It’s not going to be easy, but that’s where we are.”
Memphis biggest problems have been controlling the game vision Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have; both always find open shooters.
“He was unbelievable,” Duncan said about Parker. “I know he’s exhausted. We asked a lot of him. He was controlling the ball every time down the floor, and he was making every right play there was. He was finding people, and people knocked down shots for him.”
The Grizzlies are 5.5 favorites to win game 3, and the game total is set at 177.5.