Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale is starting down his first 2-0 deficit as a head coach in the National Basketball Association. But, Spurs go on late 8-0 run to seal game two with a final score of 96-82. Zach Randolph added 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, and Marc Gasol and Vince Carter hit for 12 points each for Memphis. "Memphis is a physical team throwing a lot of bodies at me".
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James catches a pass against Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson, left, and Monta Ellis, right, in the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cleve. Overall, 35 times we shot in the paint. He followed up by saying, "I'm not a numbers guy but that doesn't seem to add up".
Selden was a non-factor the first game, scoring a measly five points on eight shots while giving up 32 points to Kawhi. They shot 18 times in the paint, and had 32 free throws. "They had 11 shots in the paint and had 23 free throws", Fizdale said.
Fizdale, who is likely to face disciplinary action from league chiefs for his rant, claimed officials had shown his team "disrespect". "I thought we got better as the game went on".
In the first quarter of Game 1 between Grizzlies and Spurs, the Memphis Grizzlies looked like they were out for an upset.
"I'm not gonna let them treat us that way", Fizdale fumed.
Memphis coach David Fizdale blasted the officiating in Game 2 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Spurs, deeming it "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" before slamming his fist on a table and storming off. Memphis' reputation as an elite, hard-nosed defensive squad continues to this season, and was on display in Memphis' second half of game 2. "We've got to be a little more conscious when we drive to be patient and kick it and make them work so we get multiple passes in every possession".
The Grizzlies overcame a 19-point halftime deficit, which had swelled to as large as 26, to pull to within four points at the 10:08 mark of the third quarter. But, then again, Memphis' style is to play physical.
Leonard finished 9 for 14 from the field and was 19 for 19 on free throws. It will be an uphill battle for the Memphis Grizzlies starting Thursday at the Grindhouse.