The Memphis Grizzlies remember well the triple overtime game just a few games back. Backed by a home crowd, the Grizzlies were fueled early on in the game with guard Mike Conelly scroing 16 points. He would eventually finish with 30 points.
“That team has had our number for three or four years,” Conley said. “With or without their starters, they seem to always beat us. It’s a huge win for us at home and a huge statement. Hopefully, we can just continue building off of it.”
The Spurs do expect Point Guard Tony Parker to play tonight. He did not play against the Grizzlies.
There is no rest for the defending champion Spurs as they overnight from Memphis back to San Antonio for a New Year’s Eve matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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The San Antonio Spurs go into Memphis tonight looking to extend their four game winning streak against the Grizzlies.
The Grizz are coming off their own little winning streak having defeated two top team in the LA CLippers and the Golden State Warriors during a four game road trip. The team is looking to keep the streak going at home.
“New coach, new offense … we just have to get used to it,” point guard Mike Conley said after Wednesday’s 88-81 overtime win over the Warriors. “Now we’ve been able to figure it out.”
“They’re playing great basketball, so they will be a great test for us,” Parker said of the Grizzlies following the Spurs’ 104-93 win over Boston on Wednesday.
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The annual Rodeo Road trip for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs commences tonight with a game in Memphis and ends 19-days later, on February 23rd with a game against the Denver Nuggets.
Before the Spurs had a chance to begin their now famous road trip, the entire franchise received a scare when F/C Tim Duncan went down against the Washington Wizards last night at the AT&T Center. It was such a moment that even Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman was concerned.
”That was scary when you see that,” Washington coach Randy Wittman said. ”Those are always the ones you don’t want to see when a guy falls into you while your feet are planted on the ground. I just talked to his doctors and they said he is going to be fine.”
Tony Parker spoke to reporters after the game.
“He’s fine, he’s fine,” Parker said. “It’s nothing big. I’m sure (coach Pop) is going to be very conscious about his knee and we’ll see.”
The Spurs will face Minnesota, Detroit, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Sacramento, LA Clippers, Golden State, Phoenix and Denver.