San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Game 3 Loss To Grizzlies

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As they were down 2-1, Marc Gasol hit the first ever game-winner (a go-ahead shot with under 10 seconds left) in Memphis Grizzlies' history. Randolph responded by scoring 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting and grabbing eight rebounds as each of Memphis' big three - Randolph, point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol - scored at least 21 points. Leonard matched him with a line of 43 points, eight rebounds, three assists and six steals while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor and 70 percent from behind the arc.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph reaches for the ball during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich pulled his starters early in the fourth quarter, and most did not return as Memphis stretched its lead to as much as 22 points. But to win Game 5 Tuesday in San Antonio, the Grizz will have to either do a better job on Leonard or shut down the rest of the Spurs.

If a Game 7 is necessary, it would be played Saturday at the AT&T Center.

In Portland, Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Trail Blazers.

They're headed back to Canada after winning a bruiser of a first-round playoff game Saturday at Milwaukee.

The fourth quarter would be the quarter the Spurs would shine.

Leonard finished with a career playoff-high 43 points, the highest scoring total for a Spurs in a postseason game since George Gervin scored 44 points against Houston in 1980.

Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Kyrie Irving and Frye each scored 13 points for the Cavs, while Kyle Korver added 12.

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Vintage Tony Parker (22 points and five assists). The third quarter ended with the score Spurs 71 to 74 Grizzlies.

"I learned a long time ago if you don't have mental stability when they punch you in the mouth, you're in the wrong business", Fizdale said. It's the reason why the Spurs finished with the the Western Conference's second-best record with a senescent roster.

"You know it's going to be a physical series", Parker said.

Then, a few moments later, Andrew Harrison hit two clutch free throws to give the Memphis Grizzlies a three-point lead.

Memphis was turnover-prone during much of the game but secured the ball when it really mattered.

Mike Conley vs. Kawhi Leonard: A heavyweight bout inside of a heavyweight bout, the back-and-forth between Conley and Leonard was a masterpiece. Beverley exchanged words with the fan after the game.

Game 4 of the Spurs-Grizzlies first-round series was absolutely ridiculous and wonderfully thrilling.

Paul Millsap had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and Atlanta led wire-to-wire in beating Washington in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

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