Spurs Vs. Grizzlies, Game 6: San Antonio Eliminated With 99-91 Loss To Memphis

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Spurs Vs. Grizzlies Final Score: Memphis Eliminates San Antonio With Game 6 Win, 99-91

It was all about the defense for the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their NBA playoff matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. When the Spurs made a run, Memphis tightened the defense up and sent the Western conference's No. 1 seed, and holders of the second-best record in the NBA, packing. With a 99-91 win in Game 6, the Grizzlies eliminated the Spurs with a 4-2 series victory.

The Spurs were finally able to get close than arms-reach after stay one-step behin, pulling to within one before taking a one-point lead with just under five minutes to go. But the Grizzlies answered with a run of their own after Tony Allen headed to the bench and O.J. Mayo made his return, triggering an offensive outburst keyed by Randolph in the post. Randolph was hitting from everywhere, nailing shots with hands in his face, falling away from the basket and, generally, burying tough shots.

Randolph scored a game-high 31 points while grabbing 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Marc Gasol also had a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Greivis Vasquez and Tony Allen were also in double-figures with 11 points apiece.

Tony Parker scored a team-high 23 points for the Spurs in the loss. Manu Ginobili added 16 points, with Tim Duncan had 12 points and Antonio McDyess added 10 points.

The series win was the first in Memphis Grizzlies' team history and only the fourth time a No. 8 seed has defeated a No. 1 seed. Memphis moves on to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

For more on the game, check out this StoryStream. And for more on these teams, check out SB Nation's Grizzlies blog, Straight Outta Vancouver, and our Spurs blog, Pounding the Rock.

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Grizzlies Vs. Spurs Score: Zach Randolph, Memphis Bring Slim Lead Into Halftime

On Friday night, the Memphis Grizzlies are showing the same form in Game 7 as they have in the rest of the series against the San Antonio Spurs. After a quarter, the Grizzlies lead the Spurs by a 24-16 score.

Memphis has been led in scoring by rookie Greivis Vasquez, who has come off the bench to score eight points. Zach Randolph has added six points of his own and taken down five rebounds.

The Spurs lost the rebound battle in the first quarter by a 13-to-7 margin. After squeezing out an overtime win in Game 5 to stay alive, Manu Ginobili and company must find a way to come from behind in the Grizzlies' raucous FedExForum to stave off elimination.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for score updates. And for more on these teams, check out SB Nation's Grizzlies blog, Straight Outta Vancouver, and our Spurs blog, Pounding the Rock.

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