The (1) San Antonio Spurs (60-22) open the NBA playoffs on Sunday April 17 by hosting the (8) Memphis Grizzlies (46-36). The two teams split their season series 2-2 although neither has faced each other’s current lineups at full strength.
Last night, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili suffered an injury to his right elbow in the game against the Phoenix Suns. The extent to the injury is unknown, therefore this preview is written with the idea that Ginobili will be present.
- December 18, 2010-The Spurs won the first game 112 to 106 in overtime. George Hill did
not play due to a toe injury and Tony Parker led the Spurs with 37 points and nine assists. Memphis was led by Zach Randolph who had 24 points and 21 rebounds.
- February 27, 2011-The Spurs won the second meeting by defeating the Grizzlies 95 to 88. Tony Parker was injured in the game. Ginobili led the Spurs with 35 points and eight assists. Memphis was led by Randolph who had 24 points and 17 rebounds.
- March 01, 2011-The Grizzlies won the third game 109 to 93. Tony Parker did not play in this game and Marc Gasol was ejected early. Gary Neal led the Spurs with 14 points. Randolph led the Grizzlies with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
- March 27, 2011-Memphis won the last meeting 111 to 104. Tim Duncan did not play in the game and Manu Ginobili was hurt during the game. George Hill led the Spurs with 30 points and Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Where does each team rank?
Scoring: The Spurs are ranked at six (103.7 ppg) and the Grizzlies are ranked at 13 (99.9 ppg).
Rebounding: The Spurs are ranked at 13 (41.8 rbd) and the Grizzlies are ranked at 16 (41 rbd).
Passing: The Spurs are ranked at seven (22.4 assists) and the Grizzlies are ranked at 22 (20.6 assists).
Defense: The Spurs are ranked at 14 (97.9 ppg) and the Grizzlies are ranked at 12 (97.4 ppg).
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