SAN ANTONIO, April 19 (Ticker) -- As he has countless times in the playoffs, Robert Horry came up with clutch shots for the San Antonio Spurs.

Horry had 14 points and 10 rebounds and made two 3-pointers to stop a big run late in the third quarter as the Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 87-70, to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series.

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Tony Parker collected 27 points and seven assists and Tim Duncan added 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who held the Grizzlies without a basket for nearly 11 minutes before Bonzi Wells connected with 5:01 left in the fourth quarter.

The Grizzlies trailed by 12 points early in the third period before pulling within 55-54 on a pair of free throws by Stromile Swift with 4:56 left. Horry countered with a 3-pointer 15 seconds later and, after a layup by Memphis' Wells, nailed another shot form the arc to open a five-point cushion with 3:20 left.

The Spurs extended the lead to 68-59 at the end of the quarter.

"I love it because the fans love it," Horry said. "The fans get so amped. They give me amp, and that's the kind of thing you need to push you through games like this. It was tough throw the first three, but then we were able to pull away. It was all the fans."

Tony Parker shot 4-for-6 from 3-point range.
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"Horry did a great job tonight, kept us in it when I thought we could have lost the lead, and he knocked down some shots," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He really just knows how to play basketball. Might be a shot, steal, rebound, loose ball -- in some ways, he plays like Manu (Ginobili) does, just lays it all out on the line, and he loves this time of year."

Horry, who made 6-of-9 shots, won two titles with Houston and three with the Los Angeles Lakers before signing with San Antonio as a free agent last summer.

"I think Rob's just playing us. I think he just hangs out all season, does what he can, and then in playoff time he really wants to play," Duncan said. "That's just been his rep his entire career and it seems like it's much the same here."

Tony Parker collected 27 points and seven assists and Tim Duncan added 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who held the Grizzlies without a basket for nearly 11 minutes before Wells made one with 5:01 left in the fourth quarter.

Pau Gasol split a pair of free throws 57 seconds into the final period to make it 68-60, but San Antonio scored the next 14 points before Wells' converted a layup six minutes later -- the Grizzlies' first basket in 10:48.

"We are frustrated right now," Gasol said. "We played so well in stretches, we just were not ambitious enough. ... They played hard and executed their game plan so well during the run in the fourth, and that just killed us. We didn't play well when it counted the most."

Gasol had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, which shot just 37 percent (26-of-71). The Grizzlies have averaged just 72 points in the first two playoff games in franchise history.

"If you think about it, we average 97 points a game," Memphis coach Hubie Brown said. "Our goal as a coaching staff is, can you get the same shot attempts and average at playoff time? These first two games, we have not been able to do that. When you average 70 in the playoffs, you're minus-27."

The Spurs got 13 points from Parker in the opening 12 minutes to take a 26-21 lead. Parker had 17 by halftime as San Antonio opened a 46-35 advantage.

The Spurs outrebounded Memphis, 53-35, including a 12-4 advantage on the offensive glass.

"It seemed like every time we started to play well and make a run, they would respond by making a big play or just outhustling us to a rebound or a loose ball," said Memphis center LorenzenWright, who had four points in 28 minutes. "The Spurs are too good a team to give them second shots."

Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Thursday in Memphis.