Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Second wind
Maybe this is why Gregg Popovich wanted to save his best player's legs.
San Antonio needed every single one of Tony Parker's 30 points and six assists and every single one of Tim Duncan's 27 points and 15 rebounds to help force overtime and defeat Memphis in overtime 99-95 at AT&T Center on Saturday. More than that, the Spurs needed every single one of those points to erase a 13-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter and hold the high-powered Grizzlies to just 14 points in the final 12 minutes.
To that point, the Grizzlies had a pretty solid offensive effort. Despite shooting 36.4 percent from the floor and 4 for 15 from beyond the arc, Memphis put five players in double figures led by Marc Gasol's 20 points. Pretty impressive effort on a bad shooting night to take that big of a lead.
Perhaps though it was tired legs that took over. Memphis was playing ...