Game four can be summed up in two halves. The first half where the Spurs looked like they were on their way to evening the series, and the second half where Memphis’ defense absolutely propelled a blow out to give the Grizzlies a 3-1 series lead.
So seeing how the Spurs will be hoping to avoid elimination tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies, let's see what lessons can be learned before tipoff from game four. With that being said, I’m turning to the visual format of the shot charts from game four and here’s what the shot chart reveals about the game which can be carried over tonight.
The Spurs came out shooting well as they were able to get the majority of their shots in the paint and outside of three feet they were able to connect on 4 of 8 shooting. They led the Grizzlies 26 to 21 after one.
The Spurs’ three point shots (3 made) began to fall, but Memphis countered back with three three-pointers of their own as the Spurs went into half time with a 50 to 48 lead. However, look again at where Memphis was getting their points.