Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82

Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82

Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82

Behind a game-high 37 points from MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, they rolled to a 96-82 win Monday night to go up 2-0 in their first-round series. Game 2, 9:30 p.m., TNT.

"Our offense went in the toilet due to their great defense", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "When they go up and they're shooting at 75 percent in those first couple of minutes, you have to put your hat on on the defensive end".

We recently asked you to support our journalism. "I'm just hoping for the best". Zach Randolph, the most rugged guy in the game, had zero free throws, but somehow Kawhi Leonard had 19 free throws.

How Conley and other Grizzlies will be able to pay Fizdale's fine remains questionable, however.

After delivering his two cents, Fizdale slammed his pen on the table in front of him, said "Take that for data!" and left the podium, much to the delight of meme lovers everywhere.

Just as Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale had his players' backs when he blasted officials after a Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Grizzlies players have his back.

"I'm not a numbers guy, but that doesn't seem to add up", might be the best quote of the postseason. "We missed 13 free throws, turned the ball over and got 19 points in transition".

"They shot 18 times and had 32 free-throws. But Kawhi is going to be aggressive and LaMarcus [Aldridge] is going to be aggressive, and if they double-team, they're going to have to choose between me or Danny [Green] or whoever is going to be open". Fizdale said at his postgame press conference.

"I know Pop (veteran Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) has got pedigree, and I'm a young rookie".

"That's unacceptable, that was unprofessional". "We went over it (in game planning), we expected it, but we didn't respond well to it. Give the Spurs credit; they really turned the game around defensively against us".

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game.

San Antonio kept pouring it on in the second quarter and the Grizzlies had no answer, growing more frustrated with every empty possession.

Memphis did not show up early on, but I witnessed several instances where fouls could have been called on the Spurs, but weren't. The Grizzlies had less than half (15) as many free throw attempts as the Spurs.

"We have a lot of respect for Memphis", Parker said Wednesday.

"Everything he said was true", Randolph said. "That carried over to the third - Memphis just pushed the pace; that team just grinds it out". "They made it hard on us during the regular season, and we expect them to play very well at home".

"They have to make a decision", Parker said.

Memphis Grizzlies Lineup: PG - Mike Conley, SG - Wayne Selden, SF - Vince Carter, PF - JaMychal Green, C - Marc Gasol. It was San Antonio's 10th straight playoff win over Memphis.

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