The Memphis Grizzlies will look to bounce back when they take the court for Game 2 of their best of seven Western conference finals series against the San Antonio Spurs in a pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time between the Grizzlies and Spurs Game 2 is set for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA playoff odds from game two of this series has the home side San Antonio Spurs favored by -5 points with an over under line of 182 points. There has been no movement in the point spread since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The San Antonio Spurs took game one of this best of seven NBA playoff series following their 105-83 home victory against the Memphis Grizzlies as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 181 ½ points.
Memphis got off to a very poor start as they get outscored by San Antonio 31-14 after one period in defeat. The Grizzlies shot 43.2% from the floor and made 5 of 12 three pointers. The team made it to the free throw line 20 times and made 14 shots. There was not much difference in the rebounds and turnovers in game one. Quincy Pondexter led the Grizzlies with 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting. Marc Gasol contributed with 15 points and seven rebounds as he made 7 of his 16 shots. Zach Randolph was a no show in game one with two points on 1 of 8 from the floor. The Grizzlies rank in the top three in all three key areas defensively. The defense failed the Grizzlies in game one but their lack of offense couldn’t bail out the team. Memphis ranks in the lower third of the league in points per game, field goal and three point shooting on the offensive end of the court. Memphis has lost all opening games of their playoff series.
The Spurs shot 52.6% from the floor in game one and made 14 of 29 from the three point line. The team made 11 of 14 free throws. San Antonio got good play from their two starting guards. Tony Parker and Danny Green combined for 36 points and 12 assists as they go 15 of 23 from the field. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points as he made 7 of his 10 shots. The Spurs bench chipped in with 44 of the Spurs 105 points in the opener. San Antonio is a very efficient offensive club as they sit in the top five of the league in all four main areas of offense which are points per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting.