Spurs center Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Grizzlies

Spurs center Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Grizzlies

Marc Gasol (16 points and 12 rebounds) was the hero for the Grizzlies, making the game-winning shot in OT. Mike Conley had 35 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in the game, Gasol and Zach Randolph had double-doubles and the Grindfather himself, Tony Allen (who would have been marking Leonard the entire time, for what that's worth), remained out with injury. "It's scary as hell watching (Leonard)".

Then in Game 3, the Grizzlies returned the favor by rolling up the Spurs to avoid a 0-3 hole and claw back into the series. "We're a team that we're not gonna have a chance to win if we don't play with a certain energy". Two extremely clutch threes from Leonard tied it up before Gasol hit the game victor just seconds before the buzzer. Noah Vonleh's dunk got Portland within four at 110-106 with 1:29 left but Curry answered with a 3-pointer that all but sealed it, sending fans streaming for the exits.

Wall made all but one shot and scored 21 points in the first half, but the Wizards trailed 64-46 heading to the locker room. L.A. (Aldridge) contested it very well; it (went) down.

Then, a few moments later, Andrew Harrison hit two clutch free throws to give the Memphis Grizzlies a three-point lead.

In the final two frames, the shots from Conley and Leonard felt automatic, nearly like you knew they were going to drop.

"We were just trying to send as many bodies to him as we possibly could", Casey said. "I think he bleeds antifreeze or something". He also grabbed eight rebounds and six steals. Spurs defense could not defend the Grizzlies from scoring, and at the end of the fourth quarter, the game would be all tied with the score of 96 leading to overtime.

It was a rare miss in the fourth quarter and overtime, where Leonard was 8-for-13 from the floor and 5-for-6 from distance.

Three of the four National Basketball Association pundits at USA Today picked the Spurs to advance in five games, while one picked the Spurs in six.

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Memphis coach David Fizdale was pretty impressed with his own man.

Memphis was turnover-prone during much of the game but secured the ball when it really mattered. JaMychal Green had 14 points off the bench.

In Milwaukee, DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and Toronto beat the Bucks in a defensive slugfest to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece. The third game of each series has been tight with three decided by single digits, and Game 3 of the 2013 West finals went to overtime before the Spurs won 104-93.

The Spurs stormed out of the gate in the first quarter, taking a 24-14 lead in the first 10 minutes, but that seemed to wake up the Grizzlies.

"He was standing next to me the other night, and he wasn't breathing", Fizdale said earlier in the series. On paper they're overmatched but they've played the last two games with incredible energy and desire. The Grizzlies weren't close to the same team when Conley was off the court.

"Of course, we're in desperation mode", he said. "According to the media, we were supposed to get swept anyway", Conley said. He put on a show helping Memphis snap a 10-game postseason skid against the Spurs with a 105-94 victory and pull within 2-1.

Spurs: Manu Ginobili became the first second-round draft pick to play 200 career playoff games. Well, the momentum from that game carried on to game 4 and the Spurs found themselves fighting a well greased machine in the Grizzlies.

They were careless with the ball all night as each starter registered at least 3 turnovers (Gasol turned it over a game-high seven times).