The San Antonio Spurs (11-2) will look to sweep their Western Conference Finals series with the Memphis Grizzlies (8-6) tonight in Game 4 in Memphis.
The Spurs are coming off a thrilling 104-93 overtime win in Game 3 at the FedExForum. The Spurs were down as much as 18 points in the first quarter but rallied in the second quarter with an 11-2 run to cut the gap to four at halftime. In the overtime period, San Antonio outscored Memphis 18-7 in extra time to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Tim Duncan led the team with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Tony Parker finished with 26 points and 5 assists while Manu Ginobili had 19 points off the bench. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 20 points and 5 steals.
And as the Spurs look to sweep the Grizzlies out of the playoffs and make a return to the NBA Finals for a fifth time, here are five things to watch during tonight's contest:
• The Spurs have been up 3-0 in 10 playoff series under coach Gregg Popovich. Seven of those series ended up in a sweep while the other three series went five games (via woai.com).
• The Spurs are 4-0 when scoring 100 points of more on the road in the postseason.
• The Spurs have won 5-straight playoff games.
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Start hard and finish hard. Watch for "cheap shots" from Memphis. McCutchen, Brothers and Zarba as refs tonite.
I'm really hoping for a game 1 scenario. Steady but increasing lead for the Spurs. Don't give them hope.