SUMMER LEAGUE POSTGAME RECAP SAN ANTONIO SPURS vs. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES AUGUST 6, 2021
SUMMER LEAGUE POSTGAME RECAP SAN ANTONIO SPURS (0-3) vs. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (2-1) AUGUST 6, 2021 • VIVINT ARENA SPURS 77, GRIZZLIES 82
SALT LAKE CITY (August 6, 2021) – The Spurs closed out the Salt Lake City Summer League dropping an 82-77 decision to the Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Vassell posted a game-high 27 points to go along with 7 rebounds and Josh Primo added 17 points and 3 assists.
San Antonio started the game strong behind 10 first quarter points from Vassell to build a 22-14 lead after one. Memphis surged back in the second quarter outscoring the Silver and Black 21-11 to take a 35-33 into halftime. The Grizzlies came out of the locker room strong opening up a 62-40 lead late in the third period. The Silver and Black would use a 16-4 run to cut the deficit to seven, 70-63, with 5:38 remaining in the fourth. San Antonio would get as close as 80-77 with 22 seconds remaining but the Grizzlies would knock down two free throws to secure the win.
DaQuan Jeffries added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals for the Silver and Black while Jaylen Morris pitched in with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists off the bench.
Memphis was led by Desmond Bane who finished with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Spurs will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game of the MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas on Monday, August 9 at 6 p.m. CDT. The game can be viewed on ESPN U.