Manu Ginobli didn’t dominate, but with him back in the lineup, the Spurs were able to get a win over the upstart Grizzlies. Turnovers and poor shooting plagued the Grizzlies Wednesday night in San Antonio as the Spurs earned a six-point win on the road to even the playoff series at 1-1.
The Grizzlies were doomed by 10 turnovers, including two on back-to-back in bounds passes in the third quarter, and by an inability to finish in the paint.
Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, who were instrumental in the Grizzlies game one win, were limited offensively with 11 and 12 points. Gasol set a franchise playoff record with 17 rebounds, but the effort was not matched with scoring.
The Grizzlies only outscored the Spurs inside by two and shot just 39% from the field for the game. Meanwhile the Spurs shot 43% from the field and 42% from three-point range.
The Spurs seven three-pointers (compared to 3 for the Grizzlies) combined with a 32-20 free throw advantage and were too much for the Grizz to handle.
The Grizzlies and Spurs meet again for game three at FedExForum Saturday night. The game has already been announced as a sellout.