Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82
Fizdale, who is likely to face disciplinary action from league chiefs for his rant, claimed officials had shown his team "disrespect".
After losing a defensive-oriented battle and falling to a 2-0 deficit to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale had an incredibly entertaining rant in his postgame press conference. Game 3 is Thursday night in Memphis.
Conley hit the first shot of the 4th, a three to get the Spurs lead to 8, single digits for the first time since late in the first. The Spurs led the National Basketball Association at 39.1 percent during the regular season and were even more lethal in Game 1, going 10 for 19 (52.6 percent). George has made at least one 3-pointer in 19 consecutive playoff games.
Leonard finished the game 9 for 14 from the field and was 19 for 19 on free throws. Fizdale is an emotional guy, a Los Angeles native whose passion was profiled well by The Undefeated upon his hiring.
The San Antonio Spurs got another big game from Danny Green, this time it was on the offensive end, and it helped spark the Spurs to a Game Two win over the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-82. They shot 18 times in the paint and had 32 free throws, Kawhi shot more free throws than our whole team. First half, we had 19 shots in the paint and had six free-throws.
"I know Pop's got pedigree, and I'm a young rookie, but they not gonna rook us!". That's unacceptable. That's unprofessional. "It's right back to the drawing boards and to zero, pretty much, on how we attack them in tonight's game".
Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and made all 19 free-throw attempts.
Leonard was a flawless 19 for 19, more than the Grizzlies attempted as a team which was only 15.
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San Antonio kept pouring it on in the second quarter and the Grizzlies had no answer, growing more frustrated with every empty possession.
"I felt like I got fouled the times that I went to the line", Leonard said. San Antonio held the Grizz to 6/25 shooting and ended the first leading 29-16.
The first-year coach inferred there was a lack of respect from the referees for the Grizz that resulted in the Spurs attempting 17 more free throws than the Grizzlies.
Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge has scored in double figures in each of his 12 playoff games with the Spurs. "Memphis is a physical team throwing a lot of bodies at me".
"We can play better and we will play better", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.
Memphis has just entered postseason play. "So I just want to make sure we stay focused". But, Spurs gonna Spur, and they still took a 10 point lead into the final frame, 75-65. "That's when we need to be the most locked in, and in that last four or five minutes, we lost it a little bit".
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are the clear favorite in tonight's game, as they are getting odds of -11 points against the Grizzlies.
Can the Memphis Grizzlies even out the series? He also said the game was poorly officiated. Memphis is not off to the hottest start in the series.
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