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NBA Playoffs: Spurs Look to Go up 2-0 on Grizzlies

2017 NBA Playoffs

Grizzlies Routed Game #1 in NBA Playoffs Series

The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs meet in Game #2 of their opening round NBA Playoffs on Monday when they meet at AT&T Center. The Spurs rode a 19-0 surge over a five-minute span in the third and fourth quarters to turn a tight contest into a 111-82 rout.

Oddsmakers opened the Spurs as -10.5-point favorites versus the Grizzlies, while the game’s total opened at 190. The Spurs have settled in as 11-point favorites and the total is at 189.

The Spurs were a 111-82 winner in their Game #1 matchup against the Grizzlies. They covered the -9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with a career-playoff-high-tying 32 points. 15 of those came in the third quarter when he matched the Grizzlies’ entire offensive output.

The Grizzlies failed to cover the +9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 32 points. 25 of those came in the first half when he outscored the rest of his teammates combined. Gasol said the Spurs defended better as a team, especially in the paint, in the second half.

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Next up:
Memphis home to San Antonio Thursday, April 20

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