The lower guard Manu Ginobili is no problem for the San Antonio Spurs to have a full bench of quality and guard Tony Parker Frenchman who was instrumental in the clear victory achieved at 103-82 blowout of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Parker had a double-double of 17 points and 11 assists that left him as the leader in the direction of the game for the Spurs (30-11), which had five players in double digits as a team and managed to 58 (44 -76) percent success on field goals and 50 (9-18) of triples, compared to 42 (29-69) and 11 (1-9), respectively, for the Grizzlies.
The veteran power forward Tim Duncan also did a great job in the game under the basket to be imposed on the Grizzlies’ big men and contribute 19 points, eight rebounds, seven were defensive-, five blocks and made four assists.
The French power forward Boris Diaw became the sixth man to get Spurs 14 points, while forward Kawhi Leonard arrived at 13 and Brazilian power forward Tiago Splitter scored 10 goals.
Splitter played 28 minutes as a starter and won the duel power forward Zach Randolph, the Grizzlies, the dunk June 5 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds, eight were defensive-, recovered two fumbles, put a cap and gave a assistance.
The absence of Ginobili, who will be sidelined 10 to 14 days with a muscle injury in his left leg, was not felt in the game for the Spurs, who managed the thirteenth consecutive victory in the field of AT & T Center, San Antonio, and became the third team in the league and reaching the Western Conference with 30 wins.
The party only had interest until the break when the Grizzlies withstood the pace Spurs scorer and went down three points (57-54), but in the third, as usual in the Grizzlies lost concentration and efficacy offensive and that was the game that the Spurs also played their best defense.
The Spurs managed partial 25-15 and secured the victory in the fourth with another of 21-13, which secured the sixteenth victory in 17 games they have played against the Grizzlies in their field of AT & T Center.
The return of swingman scorer Rudy Gay with the Grizzlies did not solve the problems that drag the Memphis team that has lost his trust in team play and defensive solidity.
But most worrying is that the Grizzlies (24-13) are not his best offensive performance and lost the third straight game and fifth in the last 10 played.
Gay scored 17 points and led the Grizzlies starting five that had double digits, but the bench was made any significant contribution to the team.
Gay Alongside the Spanish power forward Marc Gasol had 12 points, he was left as the most effective equipment, but had no role in either the presence or actions under the basket to the good work of Duncan, who asserted his class and experience.
Gasol played 27 minutes in which he scored June 4 field goals and 4 of 5 from the line staff, grabbed three rebounds and an assist.
Randolph had 11 points to fail November 7 field goals, scored the same as guard Tony Allen and point guard Mike Conley, who disappeared in the duel with Parker, reached the 10 goals.
The Spurs scored 11 of 20 field goals in the third period with Parker, Leonard and guard Danny Green of players by providing a combination of 18 points.
Leonard scored a triple that gave the Spurs a 80-69 advantage at the end part of the third period, which made Gasol reminded his companions that they should recover defensive assignments were and were not met.