What a nervous and migraine-inducing night!
The Spurs came out in the 1st quarter with The System on overdrive. They cut and slashed their way to open layups and a 10-point lead. It was glorious.
Then the 2nd quarter happened. Memphis fought like cornered Bears, ramping up their defense and finally hitting some shots. By halftime, the Grizzlies had cut the lead to 6. The Spurs couldn't hit from beyond the arc, but Patty got some serious love from JVG.
The second half was a roller coaster ride from hell, with the Black and Silver running out to a biggish lead, and then Memphis slowly reeling the Spurs back in. Tony reached Point God status, but the Grizzlies bigs started to hit their shots.
The 4th quarter was too crazy for me to recap. The refs were questionable, but the Spurs pulled out the victory, due to the clutch FTs of Tony Parker and a timely block by Tiago Splitter. Whew. That was too close for comfort.
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