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Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies

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The Spurs will try to get revenge against the Memphis Grizzlies for a three-overtime loss earlier in the season.

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San Antonio SpursMemphis Grizzlies

FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
December 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Spurs Time
TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI

The Spurs got a huge win versus the Rockets on Sunday, stopping a skid where they had lost 8 out of their last 11. It was a wonky game, with both teams having their struggles over the course of the 48 minutes, but San Antonio was able to pull through and earned a win. They'll attempt to keep the winning going versus the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday.

In the Houston game, Danny Green played a major factor. He had 24 points on only 13 shots, and filled up the rest of the stat sheet as well. Green has filled in for an injured Kawhi Leonard admirably this year, helping out the team by crashing the boards on offense, guarding the opponent's best player on defense, and looking surprisingly competent handling the ball in transition. He'll be important to the team's success again versus the Grizzlies, as the Spurs will need his shooting ability to create space versus a vicious Memphis defense.

As we saw in the 3OT game between the two teams a couple weeks ago, Marc Gasol is the centerpiece of the Grizzlies. He's a spectacular post player that damages opponents in a multitude of ways. He's the anchor of their fantastic defense, keeping enemy guards out of the paint with his rim-protecting prowess. His high-post game is vital to Memphis' offenive attack. His ability to either hit the midrange jumper or quickly get the ball to his low post partner keeps the defense on edge.

Mike Conley is the Grizzlies' point of attack on both sides of the ball. He excels as a game manager, directing the flow of Memphis' offense, running constant pick-and-roll with Gasol and Randolph. He's no slouch in scoring the ball either, as he averages 17.9 points per game on .455 from the field. He can space the floor as well, shooting a .417 clip from deep. On defense, he's able to get up in his opponent's grill, keeping them from getting to spots they like on the floor, or pilfering the ball away for a steal.

vs.

Memphis Grizzlies (22-8)

San Antonio Spurs (19-13)

December 3,0 2014

FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee

7:00 p.m. CST

TV: FSSW

Radio: WOAI 1200AM

Starters

Mike Conley

PG

Cory Joseph

Courtney Lee

SG

Danny Green

Tony Allen

SF

Marco Belinelli

Jon Leuer

PF

Tiago Splitter

Marc Gasol

C

Tim Duncan


Game prediction: Spurs by 3.

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