Parker, Duncan lead Spurs past Grizzlies 89-84

  • 2012/02/07(火) 16:31:25

Parker And Avoi Longoria values Dallas coach Gregg Popovich’s conservation plan.

Throughout this condensed Basketball season, Parker pointed out Popovich isn't enabling anybody play more than 40 minutes, a method that introduced for that Spurs’ 89-84 victory Monday evening within the Memphis Grizzlies.

Parker, playing 36 minutes, acquired 21 points, and Tim Duncan added 19 points plus a season-high 17 rebounds in 32 minutes.

“I think Pop tries to stay fresh,” Parker pointed out. “It’s rare that me, or anybody, plays 40 minutes. Through the duration of the summer time season, if you wish to play 38 or 40 minutes a game title title title, it’s tough. It requires its toll.”

Memphis, minus Zach Randolph indefinitely and Tony Allen yesteryear two games, was likely to use starters Rudy Gay, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley for 40-plus minutes. Gasol had 22 signifies lead the Grizzlies, while Conley acquired 19 and Gay 18.

Gay pointed out the Grizzlies, who lost their third straight, consumed their energy fighting in the 14-point first-half deficit to consider a six-point lead entering the very best quarter.

“It was tough,” Gay pointed out. “A quantity of males were fatigued from playing lots of heavy minutes. It had been among people games that ended up from us.”

The Grizzlies were outscored 22-11 within the 4th quarter. The 11 points symbolized a season low for nearly any single quarter.

“We made some shots but got a bit of stops (to rally),” Memphis coach Lionel Hollins pointed out. “Then within the 4th quarter, we couldn’t create a shot anymore.”

Memphis didn’t incorporate a solution for Duncan within the partner. He acquired 13 of his points carrying out a half because the Spurs opened up up up a nine-game journey getting victory, their fifth straight. The Grizzlies introduced 73-67 entering the very best period, but skipped their first nine shots permitting the Spurs to extract and take an 87-81 lead with 1:18 to visit.

Duncan also had two key blocks within the closing minute because the Spurs clung with an 87-84 lead. He first blocked Gay’s layup attempt with 32 seconds left and adopted obtaining a block of Gasol’s close-range attempt 10-seconds later.

“He is somebody that's rather special,” Popovich pointed out. “The blocks were excellent lower the stretch. People types of everything is what he's doing.”

Parker pointed out Duncan remains playing within an advanced lately. It had been Duncan’s second straight double-double. He'd 13 points and 15 rebounds Saturday within the conquer Oklahoma City.

“He’s feeling good,” Parker pointed out. “His knee does well. Hopefully, they are able to stay similar to this. That’s an excellent game from Timmy-19 (points) and 17 (rebounds).”

The Grizzlies trailed by 13 at 61-48 at the outset of the following quarter, but rallied behind a 25-6 visit finish time. Memphis needed its first lead within the partner, at 66-63, on O.J. Mayo’s 3-pointer with 2:11 to take advantage from the next quarter.

Striking five of seven 3-pointers within the first half, Dallas introduced as much as 14 late within the second quarter. Matt Bonner and Gary Neal connected on two 3-pointers each and Kawhi Leonard had another.

The Grizzlies outscored the Spurs 11-3 within the final 3:31 within the second quarter to trim San Antonio’s result in six points at 52-46 inside the half.