• My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Memphis at San Antonio

Venue: AT&T Center
  •  

Manu Ginobili is out with an injury, but the Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs feel they can continue their impressive run on their own court.

The Memphis Grizzlies' chances of ending the Spurs' 12-game home winning streak would likely improve if Rudy Gay is back Wednesday night in the second meeting between these division rivals in six days.

With Ginobili suffering a strained left hamstring in Sunday's 106-88 home win over Minnesota, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich won't have his top bench scorer (12.9 points per game) for 10-14 days.

"Our mindset's going to be the same," starting guard Danny Green said following Monday's practice. "Our bench guys have to come in and bring energy, we can't have any letdowns. Let's continue to play good basketball."

The loss of Ginobili is a major one, but the Spurs (29-11) have one of the deepest and highest-scoring benches in the league at 42.0 points per game. Gary Neal and Stephen Jackson will likely fill the majority of Ginobili's minutes, while Patty Mills, Nando De Colo and D-League call-up Cory Joseph will back up Tony Parker.

The Spurs have alternated wins and losses in their last six following a season-best 7-0 stretch, but they're on their longest surge in San Antonio since a franchise-record 22-game run Dec. 3, 2010-March 4, 2011.

The Grizzlies (24-12) have dropped five straight and 15 of 16 visiting the Spurs during the regular season following a 99-95 overtime loss Dec. 1. Memphis, though, defeated San Antonio 101-98 in OT on Friday to end a five-game losing streak in this series.

That was Memphis' first victory over San Antonio since knocking the top-seeded Spurs out of the 2011 playoffs.

The Grizzlies will be trying to avoid a season high-tying third straight defeat following a pair of blowouts. They fell 99-73 to the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, two days after a 104-83 loss at Dallas.

"We're inconsistent," point guard Mike Conley said Monday after Memphis had its worst-ever shooting effort at home at 30.3 percent. "Friday we play to another level, the next night we drop to the level that we played at tonight. That's not something we can afford to do."

Neither is playing without Gay, the team leader with 17.8 points per game. Gay, who scored a team-best 23 on Friday, should be available after missing Monday's game to be in Baltimore for his grandmother's funeral.

While Gay's return may wake up a sluggish offense, the Grizzlies will likely have to find a way to clamp down on Parker and Tim Duncan.

Parker has 30 points in each of the two games against Memphis this season, and his 27-footer at the buzzer sent Friday's game to OT. Duncan finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds in that contest to push his double-double streak in this series to four.

Conley is averaging 19.5 points and 8.5 assists against the Spurs in 2012-13.

San Antonio has won 18 straight at home in divisional play since a 103-94 loss to Dallas on Nov. 26, 2010.

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 
Game Odds
AwayLineHomeLine
Memphis 6 San Antonio -6
Standings
TeamStandingsWLPct.GBL 10Strk
Memphis4th Southwest 25.2863.52-5Lost 1
San Antonio5th Southwest 14.2003.51-4Lost 2

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Majestic Black 2014 MLB World Series Dueling Sweep Victory Roster T-Shirt

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Get the Gear
Shop Now

Injuries
Memphis
PlayerInjury
N CalathesSuspension
San Antonio
PlayerInjury
P MillsShoulder
 
Key Players
Rudy<br>Gay
Rudy
Gay
, SF
36.4 Min. Per Game 32.4 Tony<br>Parker
Tony
Parker
, PG
17.8 Pts. Per Game 19.5
2.5 Ast. Per Game 7.1
5.7 Reb. Per Game 2.9
41.4 Field Goal % 51.9
31.2 Three Point % 42.6
78.5 Free Throw % 82.6
 
Team Rankings
TeamRankPoints
Memphis Grizzlies487.64
San Antonio Spurs1677.75
 
Series Game Log
DateLocationResults
Oct 28San Antonio 
Dec 20 @ Dallas 
Mar 24 @ Dallas 
Mar 27San Antonio 
 
Other Games
Ind 86 Final
Orl 97
Chi 107 Final
Tor 105
Brook 95 Final
Atl 109
NO 90 Final
Bos 78
Den 97 Final
OKC 117
Hou 100 Final
Dal 105
Cle 93 Final
Port 88
Wash 94 Final
Sac 95
Mia 92 Final
GS 75