Spurs Defeat Grizzlies 94-68 In The Lowest Scoring Game Ever

The San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night defeated Memphis Grizzlies by 26 points, 94-68, at AT&T Center in the franchise’s lowest-scoring postseason performance ever, according to Basketball-Reference.com.

Incidentally, the Grizzlies’ previous franchise-low point total in a playoff game (70) came exactly 12 years ago in a loss to the Spurs.

Patty Mills led a balanced Spurs scoring attack, and he finished with 16 points off the bench on 5-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three.

Kawhi Leonard added 13 points, three rebounds and two steals after being handed his Defensive Player of the Year hardware in front of a packed house prior to tipoff.

LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds, but the night’s most surprising line belonged to Tim Duncan, who scored a career postseason low three points. Crazier yet is that Duncan failed to record a made field goal for the first time in his playoff career, according to Basketball-Reference.com.

After scoring just six points in Game 1, Memphis forward Zach Randolph crossed the double-figure threshold (11 points, 12 rebounds) and recorded his 28th career postseason double-double, per Grizzlies PR’s Ross Wooden. However, Randolph shot just 5-of-17 from the field as the Spurs repeatedly packed the paint and dared him to hoist mid-range jumpers.

For the second straight game, the Spurs’ league-best defense was too stingy for the Grizzlies, who shot 31.8 percent from the field and 2-of-14 from three as a team.

After suffocating the Grizzlies in Game 1 to the tune of 39.2 percent shooting from the field, San Antonio’s defenders were draped all over Memphis’ shooters throughout the first quarter.

A 24-point second quarter represented a step forward for the Grizzlies, but the fact they trailed by 14 entering the break was deflating considering the Spurs committed nine turnovers and generally didn’t appear fully engaged.

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