Spurs hand Lakers 5th loss in a row

Look to disarm 23-10 Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs put the Los Angeles Lakers in a place they haven’t been in since April 10, 2011 – the last time they lost five consecutive games. This time though, the righting of the ship is nowhere in sight.

But for the Spurs, their focus is now on the team that is trailing them by only 2.5 games.  The San Antonio Spurs come visiting a Memphis Grizzlies team that is riding a three game winning streak and, even though the Spurs have won the last five games between them, they are not taking them lightly especially after they eliminated the veteran Spurs from the 2010-11 Playoffs.

“You never forget those kinds of series,” Spurs guard Tony Parker said. “Memphis is playing well so it’s going to be a tough game.”

The Grizzlies also come into the game with a league leading 89.1 scoring defense while the Spurs have struggled from the 3-point line over their last two road games shooting 15 of 55 (27.3 percent). In comparison, against the Lakers, they shot 12 of 25 (48.0 percent).

“We’re just going to have to play a little bit better,” Parker said. “That’s the NBA season, you’re going to have ups and downs.”

The game kicks off at 7:30 at the FedEx Forum.

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