SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs misplaced a heartbreaker to the Memphis Grizzlies on the AT&T Middle on Wednesday evening, see-sawing out of the ultimate play-in spot within the Western Convention.
“I used to be actually happy with them,” Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich mentioned of his crew’s effort. “They simply have to grasp the psychological a part of the sport and the physicality, each the execution and making errors, and the bodily nature of the competitiveness that’s required. The variations between the primary and second halves had been fairly apparent.”
Dejounte Murray had 33 factors, matching the career-high from Monday evening in Houston. Murray added 13 rebounds whereas Keldon Johnson scored 23 factors however missed a lay-in within the ultimate seconds to place San Antonio forward.
Memphis led by as many as 18 factors however the Spurs outscored the Grizzlies 25-19 within the fourth quarter to rally to just about escaping with the win.
Ja Morant missed his sixth straight sport with a sore proper knee. Tyus Jones scored 25 factors in his absence whereas Dillon Brooks added 21 factors for the Grizzlies, who clinched the second seed within the Western Convention.
”Positively, an enormous milestone,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins mentioned. ”I advised the group, a particular accomplishment for a particular group, however we’ve received extra work to do.”
In the meantime, the Spurs dropped a half-game behind the LA Lakers for the ultimate play-in spot within the West with only a handful of video games remaining.
“That simply reveals the quantity of confidence they’ve in me,” Spurs ahead/guard Devin Vassell mentioned. “For them to be placing me within the fourth quarter, and we’re in it for a Playoff spot, it reveals the quantity of confidence they’ve in me. So, I received to have that confidence in myself.”
The San Antonio Spurs at the moment are 31-45 on the season and can return to the courtroom on Thursday to face the Portland Path Blazers at 9 PM from the Moda Middle.