NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Memphis
(Sunday, January 7th)
Final Score: San Antonio 110, Memphis 96
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Manu Ginobili poured in a game-high 34 points and added five steals as San Antonio downed Memphis, 110-96, at the FedExForum.
Robert Horry added 18 points off the bench for the Spurs, who snapped a three- game skid. Michael Finley chipped in with 12 points while Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen each finished with 10.
Pau Gasol tallied 24 points for the Grizzlies, who are now 2-3 under interim head coach Tony Barone. Mike Miller contributed 14 points and eight rebounds while Damon Stoudamire netted 13 points.
The Spurs took a 14-point edge into the fourth quarter and were never seriously threatened. Horry and Finley opened the quarter with back-to-back buckets to give San Antonio a commanding 92-74 cushion with just over 10 minutes left.
Memphis managed to draw within 10, 94-84, on Gasol's dunk with 6:57 remaining. But, Duncan quickly restored order with a slam of his own and the Spurs coasted to the finish line.
The Spurs took a 28-21 lead after the opening 12 minutes and extended their lead to 12 at intermission, 57-45.
San Antonio continued to play frontrunner in the third quarter and took a 88-74 advantage into the final frame.
The Spurs are now a solid 12-5 on the road this season. They return home to host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday at the AT&T Center...The Grizzlies are just 6-11 at home this season and are scheduled to host the Lakers on Tuesday and Minnesota on Friday...This was the second meeting of the campaign between the Grizzlies and San Antonio. On December 20th, Duncan scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Spurs held off Memphis, 105-98, at the AT&T Center.
01/07 18:37:40 ET