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MEMvSAS: Grind City Rewind 1.9.19

Jon Roser and Alexis Morgan break down the match against the Spurs.

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MEMvSAS: Grind City Rewind 1.9.19

Jon Roser and Alexis Morgan break down the match against the Spurs.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:11

MEMvSAS: Grizzmo 1.9.19

Take a closer look at key moments in the Grizzlies’ win against the Spurs in Memphis.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvSAS: Postgame press conference 1.9.19

Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media following a win over the Spurs.
Jan 9, 2019  |  06:29

MEMvSAS: Mike Conley postgame 1.9.19

Mike Conley talks to the media after the win against the Spurs.
Jan 9, 2019  |  07:01

MEMvSAS: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.9.19

Hear what Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. had to say to reporters following Wednesday’s victory over the Spurs.
Jan 9, 2019  |  04:40

MEMvSAS: Marc Gasol postgame 1.9.19

Hear what Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had to say to reporters following Wednesday’s victory over the Spurs.
Jan 9, 2019  |  02:47

MEMvSAS: Justin Holiday postgame 1.9.19

Grizzlies guard-forward Justin Holiday addressed the media following Wednesday’s victory over the Spurs.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:41

Grizzlies vs. Spurs highlights 1.9.19

Catch the Grizzlies highlights from their match against the Spurs at FedExForum on Wednesday night.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:59

MEMvSAS: Marc Gasol walkoff interview 1.9.19

Rob Fischer sees what Marc Gasol has to say about tonight’s win over the Spurs at FedExForum.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:21

Marc Gasol 26 points vs. Spurs 1.9.19

Marc Gasol drops a team-high 26 points against the Spurs in Memphis.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:17

Conley’s fast break finish

Mike Conley races down the floor for the fast break bucket.
Jan 9, 2019  |  00:06

Grizz defense starts the break

Newest Grizzlies player Justin Holiday protects the rim and ignites the fast break.
Jan 9, 2019  |  00:11

Jaren Jackson Jr. throws down the alley-oop

Kyle Anderson and Jaren Jackson Jr. connect on the break for a left-handed alley-oop that erupts the crowd at the Grindhouse.
Jan 9, 2019  |  00:13

Gasol finishes strong at the rim

Marc Gasol runs the floor hard and finishes the tough layup for a chance at a three-point play.
Jan 9, 2019  |  00:07

MEMvSAS: Game Day Live 1.9.19

Watch Chris Vernon and Jon Roser discuss everything you need to know about tonight's matchup before heading to FedExForum. Game Day Live is presented by Uber.
Jan 9, 2019  |  02:43

1.9.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Spurs in Memphis.
Jan 9, 2019  |  02:51

1.9.19 Mike Conley media availability

Mike Conley speaks to the media ahead of the Grizzlies matchup against the Spurs at FedExForum.
Jan 9, 2019  |  02:57

MEMvSAS: MikeCheck Minute 1.9.19

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Spurs in Memphis.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:12

Postgame Report: Grizzlies Snap Skid, Subdue Spurs 96-86

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies topped the San Antonio Spurs, 96-86, on Wednesday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies improved to 19-22 on the season and are now 11-9 at home. The win broke Memphis’ six-game losing streak, and the Spurs dropped to 24-18 on the year.

Memphis forced San Antonio into 15 turnovers, scoring 20 points off the Spurs miscues. The Spurs entered tonight averaging the fewest turnovers per game (12.0) in the league. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies turned the ball over nine times, leading to only six points for San Antonio.

Marc Gasol recorded his 15th double-double of the season, scoring a game-high 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Mike Conley finished with 15 points and six assists. Conley has now scored in double-digits in 28 of his last 30 games. Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in with 12 points. JaMychal Green supplied a double-double off the bench with 12 points and 11 boards. Green now has three double-doubles on the year. Shelvin Mack added 10 points and a game-high seven assists off the bench.

Memphis shot 37-for-90 (.411) from the floor in the game despite only shooting 8-for-33 (.242) from three-point range. San Antonio went 30-for-83 (.361) from the field and 11-for-27 (.407) from three. The Grizzlies doubled up the Spurs in the paint, outscoring them 48-24. Memphis, who entered tonight ranked in the top six in the NBA in blocks (6.0 per game) and steals (8.8 per game) recorded eight blocks and six steals tonight. The Spurs’ 86 points were the fewest points they have scored this season, and Memphis held its league-leading eighth opponent under 90 points.

Bryn Forbes and Marco Belinelli both led San Antonio with 14 points. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Patty Mills also scored 13 points, coming off the bench. Derrick White finished with 12 points. Former Grizzlies big man Pau Gasol had seven points and 12 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan (nine points) was held to single-digit scoring for the second time this season.

The Grizzlies’ defense stayed solid in the fourth quarter, limiting the Spurs to 7-of-17 (.412) shooting and forcing four turnovers (four steals). Anderson came up big in particular, blocking a pair of shots and snagging a steal during the period. A Belinelli three-pointer at the 9:11 mark brought San Antonio to within four, at 76-72, but the Grizzlies didn’t commit a turnover in the quarter to hang on to the lead and secure the win.

The third quarter saw an uptick in scoring, with both teams shooting over 50 percent in the period. The Spurs shot 4-for-7 (.571) from three-point range while the Grizzlies only went 1-for-7 (.143) in the third. Memphis outscored San Antonio 18-4 in the paint during the quarter to maintain a 72-64 lead.

The Grizzlies’ offense was inconsistent in the first half, shooting 16-for-46 (.348) from the field, but the defense was clicking as they held the Spurs to just 13-for-47 (.277). Memphis turned the ball over six times, but didn’t allow any points off of them, while San Antonio committed nine in the half, leading to nine points for Memphis. The Grizzlies blocked six shots in the half. Gasol reached his double-double before the break to help the Grizzlies lead 42-31 at half. The Spurs’ 31 first half points were a season-low by an opponent.

Neither team shot particularly well to start the game, with Memphis going 8-of-21 (.381) and San Antonio shooting 7-of-25 (.280) in the first quarter. The Grizzlies defense forced the Spurs into six turnovers during the period. Gasol scored 10 points and pulled down six boards in the first to help the Grizzlies lead 22-18.

Memphis opened the second quarter with an 11-4 run over 5:38 (11:45 to 6:07) to take a double-digit lead at 33-22. The Grizzlies only shot 8-for-25 (1-9 3P) in the quarter, but the defense was up to the task, holding the Spurs to just 13 points on 6-for-22 (1-4 3P) shooting and blocking four shots in the quarter to build a 41-31 halftime lead. San Antonio’s 13 points were the fewest in any second quarter by an opponent this season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies head southeast for an afternoon matinee with the Miami Heat on Saturday, January 12 in AmericanAirlines Arena at 4 p.m. CT. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2018-19 Season Tickets or 10-Game Flex Packs can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. Single Game Tickets are also available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Memphis took a 2-1 lead in the season series with San Antonio.
  • San Antonio’s 31 first half points were a season-low by a Memphis opponent.
  • Marc Gasol recorded his 15th double-double of the season, scoring a game-high 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
  • Mike Conley finished with 15 points and six assists.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in with 12 points. Jackson has scored 12-plus points in five consecutive contests.
  • JaMychal Green supplied a double-double off the bench with 12 points and 11 boards. Green now has three double-doubles on the year.
  • Shelvin Mack added 10 points and a game-high seven assists off the bench.

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