Apr. 22, 2017
Kawhi-Etly the Spurs Are Looking To Sweep The Grizzlies
Slow and stead wins the race in the case of the San Antonio Spurs. Coach Gregg Popovich is known for slowing down the game and lessening the possessions and in this series it is the same philosophy. Led by Kawhi Leonard's 32 points in Game 1 and 31 points in Game 2, the Spurs are looking to make one step closer in sweeping the Grizzlies. In Game 1 the Spurs looked like what we expected. In Game 2 the Grizzlies didn't seem to wake up until the third quarter. Coach Dave Fizdale seems to think that the disparity of free throw attempts between the teams was a major impact on the outcome, leading him to make comments about the officiating and accepting a $30,000 fine. This is a valid argument but this will not change the fact that the Grizzlies are on a 10 game postseason losing streak versus the Spurs and things don't look to change heading to Memphis. If Tony Allen and Chandler Parsons were healthy this may be a different series but the reality is they aren't healthy. The Grizzlies need more production from players like Wayne Selden, Andrew Harrison and James Ennis III if they want to win any game this series. This series can turn interesting if the Grizzlies find a way to win both Games 3 and 4 at home but those chances are very unlikely.