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Mike Conley shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Spurs.

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MEM@SAS: Mike Conley postgame 1.5.19

Mike Conley shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Spurs.
Jan 5, 2019  |  01:03

MEM@SAS: Kyle Anderson postgame 1.5.19

Kyle Anderson breaks down the match against the Spurs.
Jan 5, 2019  |  01:05

MEM@SAS: Justin Holiday postgame 1.5.19

Grizzlies guard-forward Justin Holiday talks with Grind City Media's Michael Wallace following Saturday’s matchup against the Spurs.
Jan 5, 2019  |  02:00

Grizzlies @ Spurs highlights 1.5.19

Check out all the action from Saturday night’s game against the Spurs in San Antonio.
Jan 5, 2019  |  01:58

Mike Conley 21 points @ Spurs 1.5.19

Mike Conley drops a team-high 21 points against the Spurs in San Antonio.
Jan 5, 2019  |  01:09

Grizzlies go on an 11-0 run in the fourth

Watch as the Grizzlies offense makes an 11-0 run in early in the fourth against San Antonio.
Jan 5, 2019  |  00:58

JaMychal Green pulls up for three

JaMychal Green drops back and hits a huge three pointer from the perimeter.
Jan 5, 2019  |  00:11

JJJ completes the oop from Kyle Anderson

Watch Jaren Jackson Jr. rock the rim after a lob from Kyle Anderson.
Jan 5, 2019  |  00:10

Dillon Brooks flys through traffic to the rim

Watch Dillon Brooks power towards the basket for two.
Jan 5, 2019  |  00:11

Postgame Report: Offensive Struggles Sink Grizzlies, Lose to Spurs 108-88

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs, 108-88, on Saturday night at AT&T Center. The Grizzlies, who have lost five games in a row, drop to 18-21 on the season and are now 8-12 on the road. The Spurs improved to 23-17 on the year and are now 17-5 at home, giving them the best home record in the Western Conference.

The Grizzlies turned the ball over a season-high 21 times in the game, which the Spurs converted into 26 points. San Antonio had 17 giveaways, leading to 14 points for Memphis. Both teams entered the game ranked in the top 5 in the NBA in fewest turnovers per game, as the Spurs ranked second with 12.0 per game and the Grizzlies in fifth, averaging 12.8.

Mike Conley led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting. Conley has now reached 20 points in 21 games this year. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. Jackson also recorded four steals, tying a career-high. Dillon Brooks reached double figures for the fifth time this season, scoring 15 points. Brooks scored 13 of his points in the fourth quarter. Marc Gasol pulled down a game-high 11 boards to go with six points and six assists.

Memphis shot just 31-for-82 (.378) in the game while San Antonio went 36-for-73 (.493) from the floor. The Grizzlies were 11-of-28 (.393) from three-point range and held the Spurs to 7-of-22 (.318) treys. The Spurs worked their way inside, outscoring the Grizzlies 42-30 in the paint.

Derrick White led the Spurs with 19 points on 8-of-9 (.889) shooting. It’s the first time this year that White has led San Antonio in scoring. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 18 points and seven assists. Patty Mills chipped in with 15 points off the bench. DeMar DeRozan nearly had a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. Jakob Poeltl had 11 points, shooting a perfect 5-for-5.

The Grizzlies showed some fight in the fourth quarter, opened the period with a 14-2 run to trim the Spurs lead to 90-80 with 7:38 remaining. San Antonio only shot 5-for-16 (.313) in the quarter, while Memphis went 9-for-21 (.429). A Jevon Carter three with 5:07 left in the game cut the score to single-digits at 95-86, but the Spurs made 9-of-10 (.900) free throws throughout the quarter to maintain their lead.

Memphis came out of halftime improved on offense, going 8-for-16 (.500) from the field in the third quarter and assisting on six of their baskets. San Antonio continued to excel though, shooting 9-for-17 (.529) during the period. The Grizzlies continued to mishandle the ball, turning it over six times as the Spurs ended the quarter leading 88-66.

Despite shooting an efficient 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range, the Grizzlies made only 14-of-45 (.311) field goals overall throughout the first half, the lowest percentage in a first half this year. The Spurs also went 5-for-10 from three, but shot 22-for-40 (.550) from the floor in the half. San Antonio had success cutting through the lane in the half, outscoring Memphis 24-14 in the paint. Conley scored 17 points, but no other player had more than six before intermission.

The Grizzlies didn’t shoot well to open the game, going 9-for-25 (.360) in the first quarter, but they were able to connect on 4-of-6 (.667) threes. The Spurs shot 9-for-18 (.500) from the floor and 2-for-6 (.333) from long range in the period. Conley was rolling early, dropped 10 points (2-3 3P) in the quarter. Memphis committed five turnovers during the opening quarter while San Antonio had seven.

The second quarter was a struggle offensively for Memphis, shooting just 5-for-20 (.250) from the field. San Antonio continued to roll, making 13-of-22 (.591) shot. The Grizzlies continued to mishandle the ball, turning the ball over six times which led to 11 Spurs points. Mills had 12 points on a perfect 4-for-4 (2-2 3P) shooting in the period. The Spurs went on a 15-3 run over 4:35 (10:33 to 5:58) and outscored the Grizzlies 37-19 during the quarter, to help take a 64-44 lead into halftime. That run would give the Spurs the lead for the rest of the game.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will travel to face another divisional foe on Monday, January 7 when they challenge the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:00 p.m. CT in Smoothie King Center. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

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Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Mike Conley led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.
  • Dillon Brooks reached double figures for the fifth time this season, scoring 15 points.
  • Marc Gasol pulled down a game-high 11 boards to go with six points and six assists.
  • Derrick White led the Spurs with 19 points on 8-of-9 (.889) shooting.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 18 points and seven assists.
  • Jakob Poeltl had 11 points, shooting a perfect 5-for-5.

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