San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Despite uncharacteristically losing their
way for a critical time, the San Antonio Spurs regained their championship
form when it mattered most to put the Memphis Grizzlies in an unwanted
position in the franchise's first-ever Western Conference finals trip.
Tim Duncan came up with a pair of huge baskets down the stretch in overtime,
and the Spurs bounced back from a fourth-quarter fade to claim a 93-89 Game 2
victory over the Grizzlies and move halfway to another conference crown.
Duncan finished with a team-best 17 points, while fellow veteran Tony Parker
scored 15 while dishing out a career-high 18 assists to help right the ship
after the Spurs blew a 13-point lead with 7 1/2 minutes remaining in
The Grizzlies shot just 34 percent in struggling offensively for a second
straight time in this series, but clamped down on the defensive end down the
stretch to produce a 15-2 run that forced the extra session.
Mike Conley and Jerryd Bayless each netted 18 points and fueled Memphis' late
rally, with Conley forging an 85-85 stalemate through regulation after
knocking down a jumper in the lane with 18.2 seconds left.
Zach Randolph overcame a slow start to contribute 15 points and 18 rebounds
for the Grizzlies, who will return home seeking to climb out of their 0-2
series hole in Saturday's Game 3.
The Sports Network