The San Antonio Spurs are hanging around in a pivotal Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies in their 2011 NBA Playoffs series. The Spurs cut the Grizzlies' halftime lead in half and trail just 71-66 entering the fourth quarter.
The Spurs immediately got back in the game early in the second half, cutting the lead to six points on an Antonio McDyess jumper. Memphis pushed the lead back to double digits, but San Antonio again cut it to six points on another McDyess jumper with 4:18 remaining, leading to a Memphis timeout. However, the Spurs haven't been able to get any closer, and may have to deal with a banged-up Manu Ginobili. Ginobili fell on his elbow on a fast break, and while he is still playing, he appears to be in some pain.
The Spurs did rally once again though to close the quarter. Tony Parker nailed two free throws, and George Hill converted on a fast break layup after a turnover. Parker then drove into the teeth of the defense for a layup to cut Memphis' lead to five points.