Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 5/22/13
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So much for the favored Memphis Grizzlies to take at least one game in San Antonio. The Grizzlies find themselves in an 0-2 hole as the Spurs held on in overtime to win Game 2 93-89. Memphis was the favorite going into this series. Some said that the Spurs had old veterans that could not keep up with Memphis. Looks like that is not the case. Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists. His teammate Tim Duncan had high praise for Parker’s way to lead his teammates to scoring opportunities. “He was unbelievable,” Duncan said. “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.” Duncan scored the Spurs first six points of overtime. The Spurs were lucky enough to win the game after they let a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter diminish that forced overtime. “I hate that we gave up that big of a lead in that situation,” Duncan said. “But we were resilient enough to go to overtime and not let it affect us.” Memphis, who many thought would be in the NBA Finals, have their backs against the wall and need to win the next two games at home. Still Memphis has fallen behind in all three playoff series so far, including rallying from an 0-2 deficit in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. On the two losses Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said, “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. It’s not going to be easy, but that’s where we are.” The Grizzlies finished the fourth quarter on a 15-2 run that forced overtime and left the Spurs fans stunned. The loss was heartbreaking for Memphis since they did comeback and they had the momentum to steal one game in San Antonio. To me this is where the playoff experience for the Spurs plays a huge factor. Some teams could have deflated even more in overtime, but they did not. The team was able to bounce back from letting Memphis retaliate in the fourth quarter and finish strong in overtime beating the Grizzlies. The Spurs know that the window of opportunity is closing with Duncan and other player’s careers coming to an end. They will want to capitalize on that notion and look to add another NBA title for the Spurs organization. Yes the Grizzlies have been down two games in a series before, but this time it is different. They are facing a great coach in Gregg Popovich. He will make sure that he gives Duncan, Parker, and Manu Ginobili every opportunity to win another championship. With Popovich’s track record I can’t see him letting his team fall flat and lose a series that they are controlling. To me the Spurs could possibly end the Western Conference series in Game 5. San Antonio will take one game in Memphis and win Game 5 at home. Game 3 is Saturday in Memphis.
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